58-1-24Definitions related to genetic testing.

Terms used in §§ 58-1-25 and 58-18-87 mean:

(1)    "Genetic information," information about genes, gene products, and inherited characteristics that may derive from the individual or a family member. The term includes information regarding carrier status and information derived from laboratory tests that identify mutations in specific genes or chromosomes, physical medical examinations, family histories, and direct analysis of genes or chromosomes;

(2)    "Genetic test," a test of human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, or genes performed in order to identify the presence or absence of an inherited variation, alteration, or mutation which is associated with predisposition to disease, illness, impairment, or other disorder. Genetic test does not mean a routine physical measurement; a chemical, blood, or urine analysis; a test for drugs or HIV infection; any test commonly accepted in clinical practice; or any test performed due to the presence of signs, symptoms, or other manifestations of a disease, illness, impairment, or other disorder;

(3)    "Health carrier," any person who provides health insurance in this state. The term includes a licensed insurance company, a prepaid hospital or medical service plan, a health maintenance organization, a multiple employer welfare arrangement, a fraternal benefit contract, or any person providing a plan of health insurance subject to state insurance regulation;

(4)    "Health insurance," insurance provided pursuant to chapters 58-17 (except disability income insurance), 58-17F, 58-17G, 58-17H, 58-17I, 58-18 (except disability income insurance), 58-18B, 58-38, 58-40, and 58-41; and

(5)    "Individual," an applicant for coverage or a person already covered by a health carrier.

Source: SL 2001, ch 267, § 1; SL 2011, ch 219, § 95.