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Last Updated: 03/05/10

Appendix A

Summary of State Laws

This summary of state laws does not include full citations for statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment or insurance on the basis of genetic testing or genetic information. There are other comprehensive collections of state laws addressing genetic nondiscrimination in employment and insurance. Therefore, there are complete references only where the statute is relevant for the conduct of research using tissue specimens.


Confidentiality of Health Information

Patient information must be kept confidential. [Idaho Code 54-1727].

Conditions Imposed on Genetic Testing/Use of Genetic information

Legal restrictions are imposed on the use of genetic information for insurance purposes.

Permitted Releases of Health Information or Genetic Information for Research


Definition of Genetic Test/Genetic Information