Tex. Ins. Code Section 546.102
Confidentiality of Genetic Information


Except as provided by Sections 546.103 (Exceptions to Confidentiality)(a) and (b), genetic information is confidential and privileged regardless of the source of the information.


A person or entity that holds genetic information about an individual may not disclose or be compelled to disclose, by subpoena or otherwise, that information unless the disclosure is specifically authorized by the individual as provided by Section 546.104 (Authorized Disclosure).


This section applies to a redisclosure of genetic information by a secondary recipient of the information after disclosure of the information by an initial recipient. Except as provided by Section 546.103 (Exceptions to Confidentiality)(b), a health benefit plan issuer may not redisclose genetic information unless the redisclosure is consistent with the disclosures authorized by the tested individual under an authorization executed under Section 546.104 (Authorized Disclosure).
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. 7, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 546.102 — Confidentiality of Genetic Information, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­546.­htm#546.­102 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 546.102’s source at texas​.gov