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1. A person engaged in the business of insurance shall not require a test of an individual in connection with an application for insurance for the presence of an antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus unless the individual provides a written release on a form approved by the insurance commissioner. The form shall include information regarding the purpose, content, use, and meaning of the test, disclosure of test results including information explaining the effect of releasing the information to a person engaged in the business of insurance, the purpose for which the test results may be used, and other information approved by the insurance commissioner. The form shall also authorize the person performing the test to provide the results of the test to the insurance company subject to rules of confidentiality, consistent with section 141A.9, approved by the insurance commissioner. As used in this section, “a person engaged in the business of insurance” includes hospital service corporations organized under chapter 514 and health maintenance organizations subject to chapter 514B.
2. The insurance commissioner shall approve rules for carrying out this section including rules relating to the preparation of information to be provided before and after a test and the protection of confidentiality of personal and medical records of insurance applicants and policyholders. The rules shall require a person engaged in the business of insurance who receives results of a positive human immunodeficiency virus test of an insurance applicant or policyholder to report those results to a physician or alternative testing site of the applicant's or policyholder's choice, or if the applicant or policyholder does not choose a physician or alternative testing site to receive the results, to the Iowa department of public health.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Iowa Code Title XIII. Commerce [Chs. 505-554D] § 505.16. Applications for insurance--human immunodeficiency virus tests--restrictions - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ia/title-xiii-commerce-chs-505-554d/ia-code-sect-505-16/
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