|The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)|
|Overview of GINA|
|Talking about GINA with a Patient|
|Case Studies of GINA in Clinical Settings|
A Discussion Guide for Clinicians
In May 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). All aspects of the law were in effect as of November 2009. The regulatory process is ongoing, and we will update this document as necessary.
GINA protects individuals from the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment.
GINA was created to remove barriers to the appropriate use of genetic services by the public.
This document provides a basic introduction to GINA for clinicians, as well as guidance for talking about GINA with patients.