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Vermont State Statute:
opens new window Vermont: VSA 18 9331 et seq.
Privacy,
Research
A person may not be required to undergo genetic testing with some exceptions. Genetic testing may not be performed on any individual or any bodily materials be released for purposes of genetic testing without prior written authorization and informed consent except for (1) medical research where the identity of the subject is unknown, (2) if the research is conducted with anonymized medical information, where individual identifiers are encrypted or encoded, and the identity of the individual is not disclosed, or (3) if the identity of the individual is known, where standards of protection are equal to those contained in regulations promulgated by the federal Office for Protection from Research Risk (OPRR).

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