AZ. HB 2144. Genetic testing; Informed consent.

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AZ. HB 2144. Genetic testing; Informed consent.
Short Title Genetic Testing
Official Text AZ. HB 2144. Genetic testing; Informed consent.
Country/Jurisdiction United States
State or Province Arizona
Regulatory Bodies
Date Enacted 2016

Scope of the Law Medical and Health

Taxonomy Decisional Interference, Disclosure, Exposure, Interrogation

Text of the law

HB 2144
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1. Section 20-448.02, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
20-448.02. Genetic testing; informed consent; definitions
A. Except as otherwise specifically authorized or required by this state or by federal law, a person shall not ORDER OR require the performance of or perform a genetic test without first receiving the specific written informed consent of the subject of the test who has the capacity to consent or, if the person subject to the test lacks the capacity to consent, of a person authorized pursuant to law to consent for that person. Written consent shall be in a form as prescribed by the director. The results of a genetic test performed pursuant to this subsection are privileged and confidential and may not be released to any party without the expressed EXPRESS consent of the subject of the test OR THE PERSON AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO LAW TO CONSENT FOR THAT PERSON. Exposure, Interrogation, Disclosure
B. As used in FOR THE PURPOSES OF this section:
1."Gene products" means gene fragments, nucleic acids or proteins derived from deoxyribonucleic acids that would be a reflection of or indicate DNA sequence information.
2. "Genetic test" means an analysis of an individual's DNA, gene products or chromosomes that indicates a propensity for or susceptibility to illness, disease, impairment or other disorders, whether physical or mental, or that demonstrates genetic or chromosomal damage due to environmental factors, or carrier status for A disease or disorder. Decisional Interference

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State: Arizona