New Biomedical Consent form templates available
New Biomedical consent form templates are now available. These contain language important for GINA.
Research involving genetic information
A new Federal law, called the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), generally makes it illegal for health insurance companies, group health plans, and most employers to discriminate against you based on your genetic information. This law generally will protect you in the following ways:
Health insurance companies and group health plans may not request your genetic information that we get from this research or use your genetic information when making decisions regarding your eligibility or premiums.
Employers with 15 or more employees may not use your genetic information that we get from this research when making a decision to hire, promote, or fire you or when setting the terms of your employment.
Employers with 15 or more employees, health insurance companies, and group health plans must follow this law. This new law does not protect you against genetic discrimination by companies that sell life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance.