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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bill S-201 Gov't Canada (proposed) Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (subscribe to follow)



Bill S-201 | openparliament.ca

 Bill S-201

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session.

Status

First reading (House), as of April 14, 2016
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Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.
This enactment prohibits any person from requiring an individual to undergo a genetic test or disclose the results of a genetic test as a condition of providing goods or services to, entering into or continuing a contract or agreement with, or offering specific conditions in a contract or agreement with, the individual. Exceptions are provided for health care practitioners and researchers. The enactment provides individuals with other protections related to genetic testing and test results.
The enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to protect employees from being required to undergo or to disclose the results of a genetic test, and provides employees with other protections related to genetic testing and test results. It also amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the ground of genetic characteristics.
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Elsewhere

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