assembly Bill A10229

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits insurance companies from discriminating based on genetic testing

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Mar 26, 2018 referred to insurance

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A10229 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2616, Ins L

A10229 - Summary

Prohibits insurance companies from discriminating based on genetic testing.

A10229 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  10229

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Insurance

AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting insurance
  companies from discriminating based on genetic testing results

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2616
to read as follows:
  S 2616. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENETIC TESTING. (A) FOR  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION:
  (1)  "GENETIC INFORMATION" MEANS A WRITTEN RECORDED INDIVIDUALLY IDEN-
TIFIABLE RESULT OF A GENETIC TEST AS DEFINED BY THIS SECTION OR EXPLANA-
TION OF SUCH A RESULT. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM GENETIC
INFORMATION SHALL NOT INCLUDE INFORMATION PERTAINING  TO  THE  ABUSE  OF
DRUGS  OR  ALCOHOL  WHICH  IS DERIVED FROM TESTS GIVEN FOR THE EXCLUSIVE
PURPOSE OF DETERMINING THE ABUSE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
  (2) "GENETIC TEST" MEANS A TEST OF HUMAN DNA, RNA, MITOCHONDRIAL  DNA,
CHROMOSOMES  OR PROTEINS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING GENES, INHERITED
OR ACQUIRED GENETIC ABNORMALITIES, OR THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE OF  INHER-
ITED  OR ACQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS IN GENETIC MATERIAL, WHICH ARE ASSOCI-
ATED WITH A PREDISPOSITION TO  DISEASE,  ILLNESS,  IMPAIRMENT  OR  OTHER
DISEASE  PROCESSES.  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM GENETIC
TEST SHALL NOT INCLUDE TESTS GIVEN FOR DRUGS, ALCOHOL,  CHOLESTEROL,  OR
HIV;  ANY  TEST  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF DIAGNOSING OR DETECTING AN EXISTING
DISEASE PROCESS; ANY TEST PERFORMED DUE TO  THE  PRESENCE  OF  SYMPTOMS,
SIGNS OR OTHER MANIFESTATION OF A DISEASE, ILLNESS, IMPAIRMENT; OR OTHER
DISEASE  PROCESS  OR  ANY  TEST,  THAT IS TAKEN AS A BIOPSY, AUTOPSY, OR
CLINICAL SPECIMEN SOLELY FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  CONDUCTING  AN  IMMEDIATE
CLINICAL OR DIAGNOSTIC TEST THAT IS NOT A TEST OF DNA, RNA, MITOCHONDRI-
AL DNA, CHROMOSOMES OR PROTEINS.
  (B)  NO  INSURER DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE, AND NO OFFICER OR AGENT
OF SUCH INSURER AND NO LICENSED INSURANCE BROKER,  AND  NO  EMPLOYEE  OR
OTHER REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH INSURER, AGENT OR BROKER SHALL:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15246-02-8

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