GINA, the ADA, and Genetic Discrimination in Employment

4 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009 Last revised: 13 Dec 2009

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 28, 2009

Abstract

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was signed into law on May 21, 2008, after a 13-year struggle in Congress. GINA prohibits genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance, thereby supplementing existing federal protections against genetic discrimination in employersponsored group health plans contained in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and state laws prohibiting genetic discrimination in employment and individual health insurance.

Keywords: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, GINA, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., GINA, the ADA, and Genetic Discrimination in Employment (September 28, 2009). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1479815

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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