The judge said that the rule violated federal laws that ban discrimination and patient dumping.
The Trump administration announced that it would abandon civil rights rules for organizations receiving billions in taxpayer dollars.
Under the Trump Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has abandoned its duty to fight against discrimination in health care. It stopped defending existing regulations in a lawsuit attacking protections for transgender individuals and people who have obtained abortions. HHS then turned around and cited that very lawsuit as a reason for changing the regulations. But HHS cannot use its failure to defend current protections as a reason to gut them.
Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory tests in the long term. This first-of-its-kind study could enable the development of transgender-specific reference intervals, which are crucial to ensuring that transgender patients get accurate diagnoses and equitable healthcare.
IN LATE MAY — just before the start of Pride Month — the Trump administration formally announced its intent to allow medical practitioners and health insurers to legally discriminate against transgender people.
A regulation being prepared by the administration would weaken protections against anti-trans discrimination in health care.
Although informed consent models for prescribing hormone replacement therapy are becoming increasingly prevalent, many physicians continue to require an assessment and referral letter from a mental health professional prior to prescription. Drawing on personal and communal experience, the author argues that assessment and referral requirements are dehumanising and unethical, foregrounding the ways in which these requirements evidence a mistrust of trans people, suppress the diversity of their experiences and sustain an unjustified double standard in contrast to other forms of clinical care. Physicians should abandon this unethical requirement in favour of an informed consent approach to transgender care.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the bill into law after it passed with overwhelming support in the House and Senate.
Evidence shows women are often deemed “overly dramatic” and dismissed by medical professionals, which has deadly consequences.
$1.5 million gift kick-starts sexual, gender minority health equity initiative