S.382 - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 02/15/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/13/2002 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 107-286. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.382 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Act of 2001 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act (as amended by the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999), and the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit a health care plan or health insurance issuer from restricting enrollment or adjusting premium or contribution amounts for a group on the basis of predictive genetic information concerning an individual in the group or a family member of the individual (including information about a request for or receipt of genetic services).
Introduced in Senate (02/15/2001)
Prohibits a plan or issuer from requesting or requiring predictive genetic information concerning an individual or a family member of the individual (including information about a request for or receipt of genetic services). Permits a plan or issuer to request, but not require, such information for diagnosis, treatment, or payment purposes only. Sets forth confidentiality provisions.