MOFFITT-ERWIN-FEIGENHOLTZ-POE-COULSON, BOST, WINKEL,
SLONE, DAVIS,MONIQUE, HOWARD, WOOD, CURRIE, MULLIGAN,
KOSEL, SCHOENBERG, HOLBROOK, SCHAKOWSKY, MITCHELL AND WAIT.
GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY AC
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Genetic Information Privacy Act. Provides that
information derived from genetic testing is confidential. Limits the
use of genetic information by insurers and employers. Provides an
exception to the confidentiality of genetic information with respect
to criminal proceedings. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code, the
Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service
Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to
provide that entities regulated under those Acts are subject to the
Genetic Information Privacy Act.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything and reinserts similar provisions, with
changes and additions regarding: creation of a right of action for
persons aggrieved by a violation of the Act; and other matters.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dept. of Insurance)
HB 8 will have no fiscal impact on the Department.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Act does not limit the use of DNA or other
tests under the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984 and Article X of the
Illinois Public Aid Code.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Excludes chemical, blood, and urine analyses, drug testing and
HIV testing from the scope of the bill. Provides that samples
obtained by peace officers may be used for identification purposes.
Authorizes expungement of court records only. Requires employers to
treat genetic information in a manner consistent with federal law.
Provides that compliance by insurers with the requirements of the
Insurance Information and Privacy Article of the Illinois Insurance
Code shall be deemed compliance with the disclosure limitations of
this Act. Limits remedies against insurers that violate the Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0025
Last action date: 97-06-23
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 3 SENATE - 0
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