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Utah State Statute:
opens new window Utah: UC 26-45-101 et seq.
Employment Nondiscrimination,
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Privacy
An employer may not in connection with a hiring, promotion, retention, or other related decision access or (1) take into account genetic information, (2) request or require an individual to consent to release genetic information, (3) submit to a genetic test, or (4) inquire or take into account that an individual or blood relative of that person has taken a genetic test. An employer may compel disclosure of genetic information for specified reasons. A health care insurer may not in connection with the offer or renewal of an insurance product or in the determination of any underwriting decision access or otherwise (1) take into consideration private genetic information about an asymptomatic individual, (2) request or require an asymptomatic individual to consent to a release for the purpose of accessing private genetic information, (3) request or require an asymptomatic individual or his blood relative to submit to a genetic test, or (4) inquire into or otherwise take into consideration the fact that an asymptomatic individual or his blood relative has taken or refused to take a genetic test. An individual whose rights have been violated bring civil action.

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