Table of State Statutes Related to Genomics

National Human Genome Research Institute

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Table of State Statutes Related to Genomics

NHGRI's Table of State Statutes Related to Genomics provides the total number of states that have enacted legislation on the topics in the database and a description of each topic. In some cases the state legislature has enacted multiple bills pertaining to one topic area. As a result, a database search may yield several statute entries for one state on a particular topic. Click on the hyperlinked number to see the records.

State Statutes Related to Genomics:
# States Topic Description
0 Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Restrictions or requirements related to the sale of genetic testing directly to residents.
35 Employment Nondiscrimination Restrictions on the use of genetic information or genetic testing in by employers to prevent discrimination based on genetic information. Because provisions of nondiscrimination and privacy laws often interrelate, both topics should be reviewed in order to obtain a more complete picture of the legal landscape in a particular state.
4 Health Insurance Coverage Requirements placed upon health insurers to provide coverage for genetic testing or to provide coverage for a medical procedure based on the results of genetic testing.
48 Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Limits on the use of genetic information or genetic testing by health insurers to prevent discrimination based on genetic information.
24 Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination Limits on the use of genetic information or genetic testing by other types of insurers, including life, disability and long-term care insurers to prevent discrimination based on genetic information.
38 Privacy Protections to safeguard the privacy of genetic information and genetic test results, which may apply broadly to any person or narrowly to certain entities such as insurers, employers or researchers. Because provisions of nondiscrimination and privacy laws often interrelate, both topics should be reviewed in order to obtain a more complete picture of the legal landscape in a particular state.
25 Research Human subjects protections pertaining broadly to scientific research and genetic privacy and nondiscrimination measures that mention research (Does not include bills and statutes that only pertain to a particular type of research such as clinical trials or research related to a specific disease.)
11 Use of Residual Newborn Screening Specimens Restrictions on the use of residual newborn screening specimens for research or requirements for the use of residual newborn screening specimens, if allowed, for approved research endeavors.

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Last Reviewed: Juine 10, 2014