58-1-24. Definitions related to genetic testing.

Terms used in §§ 58-1-25, 58-1-25.1, and 58-18-87 mean:

(1)    "Genetic information," hereditary information obtained from an individual's genetic test or a genetic test of a family member. The term includes hereditary information obtained from genetic services and participation in genetic research, including any request for or receipt of genetic services or participation by an individual or family member in clinical research that includes genetic services. The term does not include information about an individual's sex or age;

(2)    "Genetic test," an analysis of human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, proteins, or metabolites that detects genotypes, mutations, or chromosomal changes. Genetic test does not mean a routine physical measurement; a chemical, blood, or urine analysis; a test for drugs or HIV infection; 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;

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

(6)    "Life insurer," an entity subject to regulation under chapter 58-15 or otherwise issuing contracts of life insurance and annuities under chapter 58-15;

(7)    "Long-term care insurer," an insurer that issues long-term care insurance policies pursuant to chapter 58-17B.

Source: SL 2001, ch 267, § 1; SL 2011, ch 219, § 95; SL 2021, ch 209, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.