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Louisiana 2009 State Bills:
opens new window Louisiana 2009 HB 406
Privacy,
Research
This bill amends Louisianas genetic nondiscrimination in health insurance law. The definition of genetic information and genetic test is revised. The bill also prohibits health insurers from requesting, requiring or purchasing genetic information; requesting or requiring a genetic testing (with some exceptions); establishing rules for eligibility based on genetic information; adjusting premium or contribution amounts based on genetic information; or imposing a pre-existing condition exclusion based on genetic information. An insurer may request that an individual or a family member undergo a genetic test for research that complies with the Common Rule. Signed by the Governor July 7, 2009.

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