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In 2009, The EEOC implemented the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). What effects might GINA potentially have on workplace culture, on health insurance, and on the economy?

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As per GeneticFairness.org, "President Bush signed the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008... GINA provides individuals with federal protections against genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment... Every American can feel safe from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment."
Furthermore, GINA has listed the unlawful practices for health insurance:
Health insurers may not require that members provide genetic information due for the purpose of eligibility, underwriting, coverage or other premium-setting decisions. It may not also be collected with intent for coverage decisions. An individual may not be required to undergo a genetic test and genetic information cannot be used as a pre-existing condition. To sum it all up, the member may volunteer to undergo genetic testing which can only be used for research.
When submitting claims to the health insurance company, the insurer can require genetic information for ...

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) description

GINA unlawful practices for health insurance

Genetic non-discrimination in employment - unlawful practices for employers

GINA effects on employees/employers/employment/workplace and economy

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President Bush signed The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law in 2008. The law prevents discrimination in health insurance and hiring based upon genetic information.
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Review the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 at http://www.genome.gov/24519851
follow the rubric to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
This assignment subjected to Turnitin and requires at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
Directions:
Find three peer-reviewed journal articles that relate to at least one of the following: ethical, psychological, legal, and potential liability issues surrounding the use of genetic testing as part of the preemployment selection process.
Based upon the information you found in the journal articles, write a paper of 1,750 -1,900 words in which you present policy recommendations you would make as the senior human resources executive of your organization. In your paper, provide the following:
1. A brief summary of significant events that led to the adoption of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
2. A discussion of how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act has been interpreted and applied within the business environment.
3. A discussion of the ethical considerations associated with having information gained from genetic testing.
4. A presentation of policy recommendations you would make to guide how your organization deals with genetic information.

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