Proposed Protections for Those Providing or Assisting Children Seeking Gender-Affirming Healthcare



Assembly Bill 5180 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on February 13, 2023. If enacted, this bill would establish certain protections for persons who provide, receive, or allow a child to receive gender-affirming healthcare. The bill would bar healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals from providing the medical records of any child seeking or receiving gender-affirming healthcare in furtherance of any interstate investigation or proceeding based on another state’s law seeking to impose civil or criminal liability upon a person or entity providing gender-affirming health care to a child. The bill would also limit the circumstances under which medical records of any child seeking or receiving gender-affirming health care may be released.

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For more information, contact:
John D. Fanburg, Chair | 973.403.3107 |
Edward Hilzenrath | 973.403.3114 |
Vanessa Coleman | 973.364.5208 |

*This is intended to provide general information, not legal advice. Please contact the authors if you need specific advice.

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