§ 27-909. Use of genetic tests to affect terms or conditions of health insurance policies or co...
West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsuranceEffective: October 1, 2020
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Insurance, § 27-909
§ 27-909. Use of genetic tests to affect terms or conditions of health insurance policies or contracts prohibited
(b) This section does not apply to life insurance policies, annuity contracts, long-term care insurance policies, or disability insurance policies.
Use of genetic tests to affect terms or conditions of health insurance policies or contracts prohibited
(c) An insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization may not:
(3) release identifiable genetic information or the results of a genetic test to any person who is not an employee of the insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization or a participating health care provider who provides medical services to insureds or enrollees without the prior written authorization of the individual from whom the test results or genetic information was obtained.
(d) Disclosure of identifiable genetic information to an employee or health care provider authorized under subsection (c)(3) of this section shall only be for the purpose of:
(e) The authorization described in subsection (c)(3) of this section is required for each disclosure and shall describe the individual or entities making the disclosure, to whom the disclosure is to be made, and the information to be disclosed.
(f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, §§ 4-113 and 4-114 of this article and §§ 27-501 and 27-505 of this title apply to nonprofit health service plans and health maintenance organizations.
Added by Acts 1997, c. 35, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, c. 50, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 51, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2000, c. 61, § 1, eff. April 25, 2000; Acts 2001, c. 11, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 12, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2020, c. 487, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 223.1.
MD Code, Insurance, § 27-909, MD INSURANCE § 27-909
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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