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2021-2022 Regular Session

Law bars discrimination of tissue donors

A new law aims to help increase the number of living tissue donors by prohibiting discrimination by insurers.

Effective for insurance policies issued and renewed on or after Aug. 1, 2022, the law will bar discrimination in life, disability or long-term care policies due to a person’s status as a living organ or bone marrow donor. Discrimination due solely to status will be barred in the premium rating, issuance, cancellation or amount of coverage.

Research has shown no higher risk of death or disability after people have donated bone marrow, one of their kidneys or parts of other organs.

Rep. Kaohly Vang Her (DFL-St. Paul) and Sen. Paul Utke (R-Park Rapids) are the law sponsors.


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HF1829* / SF1450 / CH97
Senate Chief Author: Utke
Effective Dates: See chapter summary in the file link above.
* The legislative bill marked with an asterisk denotes the file submitted to the governor.