Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies (updated May 2016) provides model policies on the following topics. These model policies are not intended to provide legal advice and state and local laws may require that hospitals take additional steps to protect the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming patients. For this reason, hospital administrators are strongly encouraged to review these policies in consultation with their legal counsel.

  • Policy 1: Gender Identity & Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Policy
  • Policy 2: Patients’ Bill of Rights
  • Policy 3: Access to Hormone Therapy
  • Policy 4: Protocols for Interaction with Transgender Patients
  • Policy 5: Room Assignments
  • Policy 6: Access to Restrooms
  • Policy 7: Access to Personal Items that Assist Gender Presentation
  • Policy Guidance:
  1. Admitting/Registration Records—Collection of Gender Identity Data
  2. Compliance with Privacy Laws
  3. Insurance Issues
Download Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies here.

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