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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2J:

      Section: 26:2J-15.1: Health care services contract, exclusion, rates, terms based on genetic information prohibited

16. Every contract for health care services that is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State pursuant to P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.) or approved for issuance or renewal in this State on or after the effective date of this act shall not exclude any person or eligible dependent and shall not establish any rates or terms therefor on the basis of an actual or expected health condition or on the basis of any genetic characteristic. For the purposes of this section, "genetic characteristic" means any inherited gene or chromosome, or alteration thereof, that is scientifically or medically believed to predispose an individual to a disease, disorder or syndrome, or to be associated with statistically increased risk of development of a disease, disorder or syndrome.


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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