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Feds Issue Proposed Rule On Health Information Collected By Workplace Wellness Programs
Kaiser Health News

Federal regulators on Thursday announced a proposed rule allowing voluntary employer workplace wellness programs to ask for health information, including some limited genetic details, from participants and their spouses.

According to a statement by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency “is mindful that this change creates an exception to the general rule that no incentives may be provided for an employee’s genetic information. Therefore, the agency has interpreted the exception as narrowly as possible.” The release also notes that this exception does not apply to children.