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South Carolina State Statute:
opens new window South Carolina: SCCL 38-41-45
38-71-670
38-71-840
38-71-860 and 38-74-10
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Group health insurers may not establish rules for eligibility or continued eligibility based on a health status-related factor, including genetic information or impose a pre-existing condition exclusion based on genetic information. The sections of the statutes pertaining to Individual health insurance and multiple employer self-insured health plans define health status-related factor to include genetic information. Genetic information may not be treated as a pre-existing condition in the absence of a diagnosis within the South Carolina health insurance pool.

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