New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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CMS Publishes Interim Final Rule on GINA

On Wednesday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the interim final rule for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). In it, CMS modifies the HIPAA privacy rule to explicitly include genetic information within the definition of health information.  The rule also proposes to: prohibit health plans from using or disclosing protected health information that is genetic information for underwriting...

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