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WV SB194

HEALTHCAREINTRODUCED

Prohibiting gender transition surgeries, treatments, and therapies to minors

The purpose of this bill is to prohibit gender transition surgeries, treatments, and therapies to minors. The bill establishes penalties for practitioners in violation of regulations. The bill safeguards the mental and physical health of minors. The bill prohibits political subdivisions from enacting conflicting policies. The bill creates whistleblower protection. Finally, the bill prohibits taxpayer subsidization of gender transition treatments.

Selected quotes

It shall be unlawful for any medical professional, mental health care professional, or counselor to engage in any of the following practices upon a minor, enable, or cause them to be performed, to facilitate the minor's desire to present or appear in a manner that is inconsistent with the minor's biological sex:[...] (3) Prescribing or administering testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone to an individual in an amount greater than would normally be produced endogenously in a healthy individual of that individual's age and sex. (4) Prescribing or administering a hormone or hormone blocker for the purpose of altering the appearance or engaging in an experiment to convert an individual into their biologically opposite sex.

A medical professional, mental health care professional, or counselor who engages in any of the practices identified in subsection (a) of this section, enables, or causes them to be performed shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to revocation of licensure and other appropriate discipline by the medical professional's licensing or certifying board. The medical professional shall also be subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per occurrence.

Legislative Session

active

2024 Regular Session

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History

DateAction
2024-01-10To Health and Human Resources
2024-01-10Introduced in Senate
2024-01-10To Health and Human Resources then Judiciary
2024-01-10Filed for introduction