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Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Matthew A. Brown, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Summary

  • District of Columbia law regarding the exclusion period for pre-existing conditions mirrors the federal HIPAA law. See Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions.
  • The use of genetic information by a group health benefits plan is strictly regulated by the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. See Medical Privacy.
  • Medical information contained in an employee's personnel file must be secured and only disclosed on a need to know basis. See Medical Privacy.
  • Employees have a right to copy their medical records, including mental health records. See Access to Medical Records.