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SC S0627


Gender Identity

Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 40-47-300 So As To Define Gender, Sex, And Other Terms; By Adding Section 40-47-310 So As To Prohibit The Provision Of Gender Transition Procedures To A Person Under Eighteen Years Of Age; By Adding Section 40-47-320 So As To Provide Exceptions; By Adding Section 40-47-330 So As To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Gender Transition Procedures; By Adding Section 40-47-340 So As To Provide Penalties; And By Adding Section 59-32-36 So As To Prohibit School Staff And Officials From Withholding Knowledge Of A Minor's Perception Of Their Gender From The Minor's Parents.

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A physician, mental health provider, or other health care professional shall not knowingly provide gender transition procedures to a person under eighteen years of age.

The provision of services [...] to any person under eighteen years of age shall, upon an adverse ruling by the appropriate licensing board, be considered unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to discipline by the licensing entity with jurisdiction over the physician, mental health provider, or other medical health care professional.

Public funds may not be used directly or indirectly for gender transition procedures.

(1) A nurse, counselor, teacher, principal, or other official or staff at a public school shall not knowingly: (a) encourage or coerce a minor to withhold from the minor's parent or legal guardian the fact that the minor's perception of his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex [...] or (b) withhold from a minor's parent or legal guardian information related to the minor's perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex [...] (2) A teacher, school administrator, or other school employee who suspects or knows that a student suffers from gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder, or other psychological conditions that can result in a person identifying with a gender different than that of their sex [...] must notify the student's parent or legal guardian.

Legislative Session


125th General Assembly


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2023-03-2909:00HearingGressette Room 209Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee
2023-03-2309:00HearingGressette Room 105Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee


2023-03-14Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
2023-03-14Introduced and read first time