The Human Genetic Testing Act.
The Human Genetic Testing Act is a law that was enacted in 2004 to regulate the use of genetic testing in the Lebanese healthcare system. This law aims to protect the rights of individuals and to ensure that genetic testing is carried out in a responsible and ethical manner.
One of the main provisions of this law is the requirement for informed consent for genetic testing. No genetic testing can be performed without the written informed consent of the person being tested, and no moral or physical pressure can be exerted to obtain this consent. In addition, the person being tested has the right to see the results of the test and to request the suspension or destruction of materials related to the test at any time.
The Human Genetic Testing Act also protects the confidentiality of genetic information and prohibits the use such information for trade or material gain. It also prohibits the practice of methods and tests that go against human dignity.
Furthermore, the law requires that genetic testing be carried out with a clear and definite medical or scientific objective.
Overall, the Human Genetic Testing Act is an important law that regulates the use of genetic testing in the Lebanese healthcare system and ensures that it is carried out in a responsible and ethical manner, while protecting the rights and dignity of individuals.