House Bill 1220 – Prohibiting Gender Affirming Care

Authored by Rep. Michelle Davis, HB-1220 Prohibits gender affirming care for young people under the age of 18. No attempt at differentiation between care for precocious puberty from transgender healthcare seems to be written into this bill. It’s possible children with precocious puberty could get swept up in this care denial. Considering kids with PP are the bulk of patients receiving puberty blockers, it will be interesting how they attempt to force clinical disclosure of the reason why blockers are prescribed.

House Bill 1220
Introduced House Bill (H)
Authored by Rep. Michelle Davis.
Co-Authored by Rep. Dale DeVon, Rep. Jake Teshka, Rep. Chris Judy.

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Establishes civil enforcement actions.

Actions for House Bill 1220
H 01/10/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
H 01/10/2023 Coauthored by Representatives DeVon, Teshka, Judy
H 01/10/2023 Authored by Representative Davis

Link to PDF of introduce version of the bill: HB1220.01.INTR