December 4, 2009
AMIA comments on the proposed rule to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). AMIA supports the inclusion in the HIPAA Privacy Rule to prohibit against the use of genetic information for underwriting purposes. Covered entities (CE) would use genetic information only to benefit the individual and not for underwriting purposes. Health risk assessments and wellness programs would bring positive results without the concerns of genetic information.