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Genetic Information Discrimination Investigations in California

Posted in Genetic Discrimination
California Senate Bill 559, a civil rights protection bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2011, and will go into effect on January 1, 2012.  The new law will protect Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s genetic information.  This state law follows along with federal law ("GINA") already in effect.  The… Continue Reading

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”)

Posted in Genetic Discrimination
According to the EEOC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA"), GINA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in health coverage and employment based on genetic information.  GINA, together with already existing nondiscrimination provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, generally prohibits health insurers… Continue Reading