Privacy, Policy & Legal Issues

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Privacy, Policy & Legal Issues > Laws & Protections

Federal Laws & Protections

Learn about key laws and legal protections that impact people with, or at increased risk of, hereditary cancer including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Affordable Care Act, Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act and more; find information on how to file a grievance or complaint.

Federal Public Policy Initiatives

Get the latest on the federal legislative and regulatory policy issues in which FORCE is engaged—insurance coverage barriers, access to quality healthcare, genetic privacy and protections, drug development and safety—representing the unique needs of people and families affected by hereditary cancer.

Federal Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day brings the community together to educate Members of Congress about important issues faced by people with or at increased risk of hereditary cancers. The agenda for our 2024 event is being set. Check back for more information on the legislative efforts we will support.

State Public Policy Initiatives

Learn about the state legislative efforts in which FORCE is actively engaged—affordable access to genetic testing, high-risk "supplemental" cancer screenings and fertility treatments, banning genetic discrimination, etc.—representing the unique needs of individuals with or at risk of hereditary cancer.

Federal Advocacy Archive

Read about the advocacy initiatives that FORCE undertook in the past, ensuring that the voice of the hereditary cancer community was heard and laying the foundation for future progress—passage of National Hereditary Cancer Week and Previvor Day, striking down the BRCA gene patents, and so much more.

Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in advocacy and making an impact on issues important to our community? Become a Patient Advocate Leader volunteer and help ensure that public policies represent the unique needs of people facing or at risk of hereditary cancers.