58-1-24 Definitions related to genetic testing.
Definitions related to genetic testing.
Terms used in §§ 58-1-25 and 58-18-87 mean:
"Genetic information," information about genes, gene products, and inherited
characteristics that may derive from the individual or a family member. The term includes
information regarding carrier status and information derived from laboratory tests that
identify mutations in specific genes or chromosomes, physical medical examinations,
family histories, and direct analysis of genes or chromosomes;
"Genetic test," a test of human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, or genes performed in order
to identify the presence or absence of an inherited variation, alteration, or mutation which
is associated with predisposition to disease, illness, impairment, or other disorder. Genetic
test does not mean a routine physical measurement; a chemical, blood, or urine analysis;
a test for drugs or HIV infection; any test commonly accepted in clinical practice; or any
test performed due to the presence of signs, symptoms, or other manifestations of a
disease, illness, impairment, or other disorder;
"Health carrier," any person who provides health insurance in this state. The term includes
a licensed insurance company, a prepaid hospital or medical service plan, a health
maintenance organization, a multiple employer welfare arrangement, a fraternal benefit
contract, or any person providing a plan of health insurance subject to state insurance
"Health insurance," insurance provided pursuant to chapters 58-17 (except disability
income insurance), 58-17F, 58-17G, 58-17H, 58-17I, 58-18 (except disability income
insurance), 58-18B, 58-38, 58-40, and 58-41; and
"Individual," an applicant for coverage or a person already covered by a health carrier. (SL
2012, ch 239, § 1 provides: "The provisions of chapter 219 of the 2011 Session Laws
shall be deemed repealed if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No.
111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), as amended by the Health Care and Education
Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010) is found to be
unconstitutional in its entirety by a final decision of a federal court of competent
jurisdiction and all appeals exhausted or time for appeals elapsed.")
SL 2001, ch 267, § 1; SL 2011, ch 219, § 95.