S.318 - A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] (Introduced 02/13/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||02/13/2002 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 107-286.|
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Summary: S.318 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance and Employment Act - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (regarding a group health plan, and a health insurance issuer offering group insurance through a group plan) the Public Health Service Act (regarding such a plan or issuer, and with regard to an issuer offering health insurance in the individual market), the Internal Revenue Code (regarding a group health plan), and title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (regarding Medicare supplemental policies) to prohibit, with respect to genetic information: (1) discriminating in individual enrollment; (2) discriminating in group eligibility or group premium or contribution rates; (3) requesting or requiring test performance; and (4) requesting, requiring, collecting, purchasing, or disclosing information, unless authorized by the individual.
Introduced in Senate (02/13/2001)
Makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or training program to discriminate because of protected genetic information, including making it unlawful to request, require, collect, or purchase such information.
Allows an employer to request, require, collect, or purchase such information: (1) where used for genetic monitoring of biological effects of workplace toxic substances; or (2) with consent of the employee, if results are received only by the employee.