2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 24-21-2 — Definitions.

24-21-2. Definitions.

As used in the Genetic Information Privacy Act:

A.     "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid, including mitochondrial DNA, complementary DNA and DNA derived from ribonucleic acid;

B.     "gene products" means gene fragments, ribonucleic acids or proteins derived from DNA that would be a reflection of or indicate DNA sequence information;

C.     "genetic analysis" means a test of a person's DNA, gene products or chromosomes that indicates a propensity for or susceptibility to illness, disease, impairment or other disorders, whether physical or mental; that demonstrates genetic or chromosomal damage due to environmental factors; or that indicates carrier status for disease or disorder; excluded, however, are routine physical measurements, chemical, blood and urine analysis, tests for drugs, tests for the presence of HIV virus and any other tests or analyses commonly accepted in clinical practice at the time ordered;

D.     "genetic information" means information about the genetic makeup of a person or members of a person's family, including information resulting from genetic testing, genetic analysis, DNA composition, participation in genetic research or use of genetic services;

E.     "genetic propensity" means the presence in a person or members of a person's family of real or perceived variations in DNA or other genetic material from that of the normal genome that do not represent the outward physical or medical signs of a genetic disease at the time of consideration;

F.     "genetic testing" means a test of an individual's DNA, ribonucleic acid, chromosomes or proteins, including carrier status, that are linked with physical or mental disorders, impairments or genetic characteristics or that indicate that an individual may be predisposed to an illness, disease, impairment or other disorder; and

G.     "insurer" means an insurance company, insurance service or insurance organization that is licensed to engage in the business of insurance in the state and that is subject to state law that regulates insurance within the meaning of Paragraph (2) of Subsection (b) of Section 514 of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.  "Insurer" does not include an insurance company that is licensed under the Prepaid Dental Plan Law or a company that is solely engaged in the sale of dental insurance and is not licensed under the Prepaid Dental Plan Law, but under another provision of the New Mexico Insurance Code.

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