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Regulatory approaches to genetic testing in insurance

Tarr, Julie-Anne (2002) Regulatory approaches to genetic testing in insurance. Sydney Law Review, 24(2), pp. 189-206.

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Abstract

Rapid advancements in the field of genetic science have engendered considerable debate, speculation, misinformation and legislative action worldwide. While programs such as the Human Genome Project bring the prospect of seemingly miraculous medical advancements within imminent reach, they also create the potential for significant invasions of traditional areas of privacy and human dignity through laying the potential foundation for new forms of discrimination in insurance, employment and immigration regulation. The insurance industry, which has of course, traditionally been premised on discrimination as part of its underwriting process, is proving to be the frontline of this regulatory battle with extensive legislation, guidelines and debate marking its progress.

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ID Code: 31809
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Genetic testing, Human Rights Law, Insurance, Medical legal
ISSN: 0082-0512
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Human Rights Law (180114)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200) > Insurance Studies (150204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 University of Sydney
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2010 08:03
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:57

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