HB1342

Consumer genetic testing providers.

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Summary

Consumer genetic testing providers. Provides that a person may not discriminate against an individual on the basis of the individual's solicitation and use of consumer genetic testing services or on the basis of the results of genetic testing performed by a provider of consumer genetic testing services (provider). Requires a provider to disclose specified information to an individual who submits biological material to the provider for genetic testing. Prohibits a provider that performs, or causes to be performed, genetic testing on an individual's biological material from: (1) taking specified actions with regard to: (A) the biological material; or (B) data resulting from genetic testing performed on the biological material; unless the provider has solicited and received the individual's consent to the action; or (2) providing data, other than deidentified data, resulting from genetic testing performed on the individual's biological material to: (A) an insurer; (B) a business that provides information or data to insurers for the purposes of underwriting or rating of risks; or (C) the individual's employer. Imposes specified requirements on a provider with respect to: (1) controlling access to an individual's biological material and data; (2) complying with the individual's revocation of consent with regard to the individual's biological material and data; and (3) marketing or advertising sent to the individual as a result of the individual's solicitation and use of the provider's services or use of the provider's website or other remote or virtual services. Provides that a consumer genetic testing provider may not charge a fee for the provision of biological material or for the provision of data resulting from genetic testing performed on biological material: (1) to a law enforcement agency; or (2) as required by a court order; that is more than the provider's actual cost of providing the material or data. Provides that the attorney general may bring an enforcement action against a provider and specifies penalties for both negligent violations and willful violations.

Authors

Authored by Representative Pierce KCoauthored by Representatives Miller K and Teshka

Fiscal Outlook

Title Description Date View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-10 Click To View

History

Date Chamber Action
2024-01-10HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
2024-01-10HouseAuthored by Representative Pierce K
2024-01-10HouseCoauthored by Representatives Miller K and Teshka