As Implementation Looms, EEOC Holds GINA Meeting | GenomeWeb

In line with the statutes of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to gather public comments on how best to implement the law and protect people from employment discrimination based on genetic information.

GINA, which was finally signed into law by President George W. Bush last year after being held up in Congress for more than a decade, prohibits genetic discrimination from insurers (Title I) and from employers (Title II).

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