S.1694 - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 04/23/1996)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||04/23/1996 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1694 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/23/1996)
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Act of 1996 - Prohibits insurance providers from: (1) denying or canceling health insurance coverage or varying the premiums, terms, or conditions of coverage on the basis of genetic information or on the basis that the individual or family involved has requested or received genetic services; (2) requesting or requiring insured individuals or applicants to disclose genetic information; or (3) disclosing genetic information without prior written authorization.
Provides for enforcement by the Secretary of Labor regarding employee health benefit plans and by State insurance commissioners in other cases. Allows a private right of action. Allows a State to establish or enforce requirements only if they are more restrictive than this Act.