- This bill would require an entity that provides post-CLIA bioinformatics services, as defined, to contract with a licensed clinical laboratory to process biological specimen collection kits, except as specified.
- The bill would require an entity that provides post-CLIA bioinformatics services to employ a specified expert for approval of the algorithms used in the interpretation of the biological data of a customer.
- The bill would further impose on an entity that provides post-CLIA bioinformatics services specified privacy, recordkeeping, disclosure, and audit requirements, and would impose specified duties on the State Department of Public Health in that regard.
- The bill would also subject those entities to specified provisions of existing law prohibiting unearned rebates, refunds, and discounts, a violation of which constitutes a crime.
- Because the bill would expand the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
- This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act
for a specified reason.
We will see if this bill passes. But if it does, it may mean the end of Auctioning Off Genome Scans......
Which puts this technology right in line with the rest of healthcare, where it is ILLEGAL/Ethical Violation to discount, rebate, guarantee or refund.
The Sherpa Says: In my mind, this argument seems to be: "You are healthcare or you are Novelty. You cannot chose both" If this law passes it would be in line with the government of California as well as New York......