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Pennsylvania 2009 State Bills:
opens new window Pennsylvania 2009 HB 829
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination
This bill prohibits any legal entity engaged in the business of insurance subject to the Insurance Company Law of 1921 from denying, limiting, canceling, refusing to renew or varying the premiums for an insurance policy on the basis of genetic information or the request or receipt of genetic services by an individuals family member. Insurers also may not request of require disclosure of genetic information; request or require an individual to reveal whether genetic information has been obtained; or disclose genetic information about an individual or family member without written consent. Harmed individuals have a civil cause of action against the insurer. Measure failed.

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