How Genetic Information Affects Access to Insurance

The Lawyers Weekly, Vol 29(14), August 21, 2009

Posted: 22 Sep 2011 Last revised: 14 Nov 2013

Date Written: September 22, 2011

Abstract

Advancements in genetic science and technology have become important tools in the diagnosis, cure and management of many diseases. But should there be concerns about potential genetic discrimination in access to insurance as genetic information becomes widely available and inexpensive and the predictive value of genetic risks increases?

Keywords: Insurance Contract, Disclosure Duty

Suggested Citation

Adjin-Tettey, Elizabeth, How Genetic Information Affects Access to Insurance (September 22, 2011). The Lawyers Weekly, Vol 29(14), August 21, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932236

Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey (Contact Author)

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law ( email )

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