Entry #13621: Gender-affirming care in Washington

Current Version

RegionWashington
IssueGender-affirming care
StatusLegal
Start DateMay 12, 2021
End Date(none)
DescriptionBill SB-5313 makes it Illegal for health insurers to deny or limit coverage for gender affirming treatment when that care is prescribed to an individual on the basis of a protected gender expression or identity, is medically necessary, and is prescribed in accordance with accepted standards of care.
Sourceshttps://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/
https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill
https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5313&Year=2021&Initiative=false
https://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5313-S2.PL.pdf?q=20240504171043


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edited by qcksws. Adding more sources, bill text was not there

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Sourceshttps://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/
https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill
https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021
https://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/
https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill
https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5313&Year=2021&Initiative=false
https://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5313-S2.PL.pdf?q=20240504171043
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https://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/ https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021 https://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/ https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5313&Year=2021&Initiative=false https://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5313-S2.PL.pdf?q=20240504171043

created by fem_enby_queen_07769

Original entry
StatusLegal
Start DateMay 12, 2021
End Date(none)
DescriptionBill SB-5313 makes it Illegal for health insurers to deny or limit coverage for gender affirming treatment when that care is prescribed to an individual on the basis of a protected gender expression or identity, is medically necessary, and is prescribed in accordance with accepted standards of care.
Sourceshttps://depts.washington.edu/tgnbhealthprogram/uwm-providers-intranet/gender-affirming-care-referrals/ https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/05/insurers-wa-must-cover-transgender-health-care-under-new-bill https://legiscan.com/WA/bill/SB5313/2021