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New Jersey State Statute:
opens new window New Jersey: NJS 17B:30-12
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination
No person may discriminate against an individual based on genetic information or the refusal of a genetic test with respect to hospital confinement or other supplemental limited benefit insurance. No person may make or permit any unfair discrimination against an individual in the application of the results of a genetic test or genetic information with respect to life insurance, including credit life insurance, an annuity, disability income insurance contract or credit accident insurance coverage, and, if results of a genetic test as permitted by these entities, the insurer must notify the individual who is the subject of the test that it is required and obtain the individual's prior written informed consent. The insurance commissioner has the authority to enforce these provisions.

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