Tex. Ins. Code Section 546.053
Testing Related to Pregnancy


In this section, “coerce” means to restrain or dominate a woman’s free will by actual or implied:


force; or


threat of rejecting, denying, limiting, canceling, refusing to renew, or otherwise adversely affecting eligibility for coverage under a health benefit plan.


A health benefit plan issuer may not:


require as a condition of coverage genetic testing of a child in utero without the pregnant woman’s consent; or


use genetic information to coerce or compel a pregnant woman to have an induced abortion.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 2, eff. April 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 670 (S.B. 53), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 546.053 — Testing Related to Pregnancy, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­546.­htm#546.­053 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 546.053’s source at texas​.gov