It’s a highly controversial issue – should insurance companies have the right to see the results of genetic testing? For some, it’s overstepping a human rights boundary – but for others, insurers should have the right to position premiums based on their results just as they would for other medical examinations.
Well now, the Senate in Canada has spoken – and it has blocked employers and insurers from gaining access to genetic test results on Canadians.
Known as the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, the idea is that there are now no financial repercussions to obtaining genetic tests – results are kept private and it will be illegal for employers and insurers to request them.
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