Federal Law Search

These statutes, agency regulations and adjudication, governmental guidance documents, and case law decisions have been issued by US federal authorities. They have been created through the legislative process, by executive order, or are the result of a decision by a federal court.

The following federal statutes are central to genomic medicine and policy: 

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
  • Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA)
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, 2009 (HITECH)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010 (ACA)

Use the search functions below to learn more.

Federal Laws

Search the Federal Laws Database

Search Tips

  • The "Source Types" in this database are case law, regulations, and statutes.
  • The “Topic” field includes categories the project developers have identified as significant to genomics law.
  • Use the "Open Search" field to look for items based the name of a law or statute, or its legal citation, within the "Federal Laws" database.
  • When using the "Open Search" field, put quotation marks around exact case titles, names of regulations, etc.
  • The "Year" field allows users to narrow results by entering a single year or a date range to search multiple years. 
  • If your search doesn’t return any results, it means there are no relevant materials that fit within the scope of the LawSeqSM project. To learn more about the project's scope and methodology, click here

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