New House Bill Would Open Door for Genetic Testing in Wellness Programs

March 15, 2017
HR Law Talk Blog

Under a new proposed H.R. bill, employers may be able to strongly encourage employees to participate in genetic testing. H.R. 1313, entitled the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, was recently approved by a House of Representatives committee and would allow employers to ask about family medical history and request genetic information as part of a wellness program.

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