• GINA Regulations Released -- Prohibiting Discrimination in Health Plans Based on Genetic Information and Revising Privacy Rules
  • October 8, 2009
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • On Friday, October 2, 2009, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (HHS) released an advanced copy of the interim final regulations under Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) implementing the rules in GINA that prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers from discriminating based on genetic information. HHS also released proposed regulations amending its Privacy Rule as required by GINA to preclude the use of genetic information for health plan or health insurance underwriting. Both sets of regulations will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 7, 2009.