Medical Treatment for Minors Act
It shall be unlawful for any physician or other health care provider to provide gender transition procedures to any individual under 18 years of age, except as provided in this section. A physician or other health care provider shall not refer any individual under 18 years of age to any health care provider for gender transition procedures. Any counseling or treatment rendered under this Article shall not be via telehealth and must be rendered through face-to-face encounters.
Public funds shall not be directly or indirectly used, granted, paid, or distributed to any entity, organization, or individual that provides gender transition procedures to a minor.
The Department shall also develop and maintain a standardized consent form for a patient under 18 years of age to sign prior to a gender transition procedure. [It shall] contain the following statement: "If your child begins one (1) of these treatments, it may actually worsen the discordance and thus increase the likelihood that your child will need additional and more serious interventions to address the worsening condition.
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