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GINA Final Rule Published

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 11, 2010

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule to implement Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), Gov Info Security reports. Issued on November 9, the rule outlines privacy protections of the act, which prohibits employers and health insurers from discriminating based on genetic predispositions. The EEOC enforces the portions of GINA dealing with genetic discrimination in employment. The final rule takes effect on January 10, 2011. The Department of Health and Human Services is preparing a rule to implement other portions of GINA.
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