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DE SB315

HEALTHCAREINTRODUCED

An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Gender Transition Procedures.

This Act prohibits gender transition surgery for children due to the potential for an irrevocable procedure occurring when there is a significant probability that children will come to identify with their biological gender.

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Prohibition of gender transition procedures for a child; exceptions. (a) A physician or other healthcare professional may not provide gender transition procedures to a child. (b) A physician or other healthcare professional may not refer a child to a healthcare professional for gender transition procedures.

Prohibition on use of public funds. (a) Public funds may not be directly or indirectly used, granted, paid, or distributed to an entity, organization, or individual that provides gender transition procedures to a child. (b) Healthcare services furnished in the following situations may not include gender transition procedures for a child: (1) By or in a healthcare facility owned by the State or a county or local government. (2) By a physician or other healthcare professional employed by the State or a county or local government. (c) The Delaware Medicaid Program may not reimburse or provide coverage for gender transition procedures to a child.

Enforcement. (a) A referral for or provision of gender transition procedures to a child is unprofessional conduct. A physician or healthcare profession who makes a referral for or provides gender transition procedures to a child is subject to discipline by the appropriate licensing entity or disciplinary review board with jurisdiction over the physician or healthcare professional in this State.

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152nd General Assembly

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History

DateAction
2024-06-06Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate