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South Carolina State Statute:
opens new window South Carolina: SCCL 38-93-10 et seq.
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Privacy
An accident and health insurer providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense incurred basis, providing a corporate health services plan, or providing a health care plan for health care services by a health maintenance organization may not (1) terminate, restrict, limit, or otherwise apply conditions to coverage or restrict the sale to an individual, (2) cancel or refuse to renew the coverage of an individual, (3) exclude an individual from coverage, (4) impose a waiting period, (5) impose a pre-existing condition exclusion; (6) require inclusion of a rider that excludes coverage for certain benefits and services, or (7) adjust premium contribution amounts or establish differential in premium rates for coverage based on genetic information or a request for genetic services. Additional provisions address consent to disclose genetic information and consent to perform genetic testing. An aggrieved individual may bring civil action. he penalties and enforcement provisions of subsections (A) and (B) are in addition to penalties and enforcement provisions of federal law, including those set forth in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

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