Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law Thursday that protects Living Organ Donors from various types of retaliation based on their donor status.
“There’s no more generous or selfless act than donating an organ to a person in need, and we must ensure that living donors have basic protections to maintain stability in their own lives,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I’m proud that this legislation will allow people to make this deeply personal decision without risking discrimination from their employers and health insurance companies.”
The new law prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence to undergo an organ donation and prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage or increasing premiums or rates for living donors for disability, life and long-term care insurance.
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