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Article - Health - General


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Commission” means the State Commission on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders.

    (c)    (1)    “Congenital disorder” means a significant structural or functional abnormality of the body that is present at birth.

        (2)    “Congenital disorder” does not include a condition that results from:

            (i)    An intrauterine infection; or

            (ii)    A birth injury.

    (d)    “Hereditary disorder” means any disorder that:

        (1)    Is transmitted through the genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA); or

        (2)    Arises through the improper processing of the information in the genetic material.

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