House Bill 1231 – Civil Penalties for Gender Affirming Care

HB-1231 allows civil penalties for doctors who provide gender affirming medical care to young people, and bars health insurance companies from covering gender affirming care for young people (generally, insurance companies don’t cover currently cover surgeries for minors).

House Bill 1231
Introduced House Bill (H)
Authored by Rep. Ryan Lauer.
Co-Authored by Rep. J.D. Prescott, Rep. David Abbott.

Gender transition procedures for minors. Prohibits specified health care professionals from providing gender transition procedures to a minor that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty. Provides for certain medical exceptions. Prohibits public funds, Medicaid, or a health carrier from providing reimbursement or coverage for gender transition procedures to a minor. Creates a civil cause of action. Makes conforming changes.

Actions for House Bill 1231
H 01/19/2023 Representatives Prescott and Abbott D added as coauthors
H 01/10/2023 First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
H 01/10/2023 Authored by Representative Lauer

Link to PDF File of Introduced Bill: HB1231.01.INTR

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