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Tennessee Code Title 56. Insurance § 56-7-207

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(a) No insurance company that has been qualified and authorized to do business in this state, pursuant to chapter 2 of this title, shall refuse to issue or deliver any policy of life insurance authorized under chapter 2 of this title, solely by reason of the fact that the person to be insured possesses sickle cell trait or hemoglobin C trait.

(b) As used in this section:

(1) “Hemoglobin C trait” means the condition wherein the major natural hemoglobin components present in the blood of the individual are hemoglobin A (normal) and hemoglobin C as defined by standard chemical and physical analytic techniques, including electrophoresis;  and the proportion of hemoglobin A is greater than the proportion of hemoglobin C or one (1) natural parent of the individual is shown to have only normal hemoglobin components (hemoglobin A, hemoglobin A2, hemoglobin F) in the normal proportions by standard chemical and physical analytic tests;  and

(2) “Sickle cell trait” means the condition wherein the major natural hemoglobin components present in the blood of the individual are hemoglobin A (normal) and hemoglobin S (sickle hemoglobin) as defined by standard chemical and physical analytic techniques, including electrophoresis;  and the proportion of hemoglobin A is greater than the proportion of hemoglobin S or one (1) natural parent of the individual is shown to have only normal hemoglobin components (hemoglobin A, hemoglobin A2, hemoglobin F) in the normal proportions by standard chemical and physical analytic tests.

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