The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA): What It Does and Does Not Do and What It Means for Health Care Professionals
Maxwell Mehlman, J.D.
Within the past 12 months, Prof. Mehlman reports no commercial conflicts of interest.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Describe the nature of genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment
- List the ways in which the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) protects individuals against genetic discrimination
- Discuss the limits on the protections against genetic discrimination afforded by GINA
- Describe the policy implications of GINA
- Discuss the likely impact of GINA on the practice of medicine.