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Montana State Statute:
opens new window Montana: MCA 33-18-901 et seq.
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
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An insurer, health service corporation, health maintenance organization, fraternal benefit society, or other issuer of an individual or group policy or certificate of insurance may not discriminate based on a persons genetic traits. These entities also may not underwrite or condition coverage on a requirement or agreement to take a genetic test or on genetic information of an individual or his or her family member, and they may not seek genetic information for a purpose that is unrelated to assessing or managing ones health, inappropriate in an asymptomatic individual, or unrelated to research in which a subject is not personally identifiable. These entities may not require an individual to obtain a genetic test also with some exceptions. The law does not apply to life, disability income or long-term care insurance.

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