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Maine 2009 State Bills:
opens new window Maine 2009 LD 1180
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Research
This bill prohibits carriers of hospital, health or dental insurance from discriminating based on genetic information, refusal to submit to a genetic test or to make available the results of a genetic test, or on the basis that an individual or dependent received a genetic test or genetic counseling. A carrier may request but not require a genetic test pursuant to the Common Rule, or equivalent federal regulations and any applicable state or local laws, rules or regulations for the protection of human subjects in research and in compliance with specified conditions. Other provisions limit the ability of carriers to request, require or purchase a genetic information for certain purposes. Signed by the Governor and Public Law as of June 3, 2009.

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