DNA Privacy

We are all familiar with HIPAA and the rights to privacy it offers.  HIPAA even covers genetic testing done for diagnosis purposes, which means, generally speaking, such results cannot be used for coverage and premium discrimination. However, if one takes a genetic test from a third party not for diagnosis purposes, is it protected under privacy laws?

In the US, Florida just became the first state to pass a law that went into effect on July 1, 2020, that prohibits life and long-term care insurances from accessing and using third party genetic testing for coverage and premium purposes. 

Do you think DNA privacy should be extended nationwide?  Let me know in the comments. 

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