The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 217: GENETIC TESTING

18 V.S.A. § 9334. Genetic testing as a condition of insurance coverage



§ 9334. Genetic testing as a condition of insurance coverage

(a) No policy of insurance offered for delivery or issued in this state shall be underwritten or conditioned on the basis of:

(1) any requirement or agreement of the individual to undergo genetic testing; or

(2) the results of genetic testing of a member of the individual's family.

(b) A violation of this section shall be considered an unfair method of competition or unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance in violation of 8 V.S.A. § 4724.

(c) In addition to other remedies available under the law, a person who violates this section shall be subject to the enforcement provisions available under Title 8. (Added 1997, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.)