FEDERAL BILL

Bill S-201, An Act To Prohibit And Prevent Genetic Discrimination

FEDERAL BILL - ENACTS A NEW STATUTE

Royal Assent
May 5, 2017


SUMMARY 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 an... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
May 3, 2016 Oct 26, 2016 Mar 8, 2017

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Dec 8, 2015 Jan 27, 2016 Apr 14, 2016

Published on May 5, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill S-201, An Act To Prohibit And Prevent Genetic Discrimination

SUMMARY







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.

This Bill does not amend any statutes.

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