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MS HB576

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Gender reassignment surgery or services; prohibit performing or paying for.

An Act To Be Known As The Mississippi Help Not Harm Act; To Create New Section 11-77-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Define Terms; To Create New Section 11-77-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Any Person From Knowingly Performing Or Providing Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services To A Minor; To Provide That Any Licensed Medical Professional Who Performs Or Provides Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services To A Minor Shall Have His Or Her License Revoked; To Provide A Private Cause Of Action Against A Physician, Osteopath, Hospital, Prescribing Caregiver, Clinic And Any Other Health Care Facility For Injuries Arising Out Of The Course Of Medical, Surgical Or Other Professional Services Related To The Performance Of Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services; To Provide That This Claim Must Be Brought Within Thirty Years From The Date That The Alleged Act Occurred; To Authorize The Attorney General To Bring An Action To Enforce Compliance With This Section; To Provide That This Section Does Not Apply To Certain Services, Treatments And Procedures; To Amend Section 73-25-29, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Provisions Of This Act; To Amend Section 73-25-33, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Definition Of The Practice Of Medicine To Exclude Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services For Minors; To Amend Section 11-46-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Under The Tort Claims Act An Employee Shall Not Be Considered As Acting Within The Course And Scope Of His Or Her Employment And A Governmental Entity May Be Liable Or Be Considered To Have Waived Immunity For Any Conduct Of Its Employee If The Employee's Conduct Violated The Provisions Of This Act; To Create New Section 43-13-117.7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit The Division Of Medicaid From Reimbursing Any Entity For Part Or All Of The Costs Of Care And Services Rendered For Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services; To Create New Section 83-9-401, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prohibit Health Coverage Plans That Are Funded Wholly Or In Part By State Funds Or State-employee Contributions From Reimbursing Or Authorizing Payment Of Part Or All Of The Costs Of Care And Services Rendered By Any Entity For Gender Reassignment Surgery Or Services; To Amend Section 11-1-60, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That In Any Cause Of Action Filed On Or After July 1, 2023, For A Claim Brought Under Section 11-77-3, If The Trier Of Fact Finds The Defendant Liable, There Shall Not Be A Limitation Placed On The Noneconomic Damages Award That A Trier Of Fact May Award To The Plaintiff; And For Related Purposes.

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2023 Regular Session

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Stacey Hobgood-Wilkes (R)

Brady Williamson (R)

History

DateAction
2023-01-31Died In Committee
2023-01-16Referred To Public Health and Human Services