Relating to procedures to alter a minor's sex; declaring an emergency.
The Act says that health care workers may not alter a minor's sex or refer the minor to another health care worker to alter the minor's sex. The Act says that public funds may not be used to alter a minor's sex. The Act says that health insurance policies may not pay to alter a minor's sex. The Act allows a health care worker licensing board to punish a health care worker who alters a minor's sex. The Act allows a person whose sex was altered when the person was a minor to sue the health care worker who altered the minor's sex or who referred the minor to the health care worker who altered the minor's sex. The Act goes into effect when the Governor signs it. (Flesch Readability Score: 71.5). Prohibits a medical health care professional from referring a minor for, or performing on a minor, a sex alteration procedure. Defines the term "sex alteration procedure." Provides that the performance of a sex alteration procedure on a minor is unprofessional conduct subject to discipline by the appropriate health professional licensing board. Allows an individual to bring a claim for a violation and to recover specified damages. Declares an emergency, effective on passage.
(1) A medical health care professional may not, for an individual who is a minor: (a) Perform a sex alteration procedure on the minor; or (b) Refer the minor to another medical health care professional for the purpose of obtaining a sex alteration procedure.
(2) A mental health professional may not refer a minor to a medical health care professional for the purpose of obtaining a sex alteration procedure.
(3) An employee or contractor of a public or private school may not, for an individual who is a minor: (a) Encourage or coerce the minor to withhold from the minor’s parent or legal guardian the fact that the minor’s self-perception is inconsistent with the minor’s sex; or (b) Withhold from the minor’s parent or legal guardian information related to the minor’s self-perception being inconsistent with the minor’s sex.
Public funds may not be directly or indirectly used for or granted, paid or distributed to an entity, organization or individual that provides or performs a sex alteration procedure to or for a minor.
2024 Legislative Measures
|Referred to Behavioral Health and Health Care.
|First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.