Entry #422: Right to change legal gender in Florida

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RegionFlorida
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Start DateOct 19, 2004
End DateJan 30, 2024
DescriptionIn Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required. As of 2023 it is much harder to get gender affirming care as a minor and a adult, Nurse Practitioners are banned from giving HRT in all forms. The Don't Say Gay bill was expanded to include a ban of HRT to Minors and Adults. The only other way to get it is through a doctor. Additionally, before beginning hormone therapy, adults are required to have a psychological evaluation performed by a Florida-licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and then every two years thereafter. At the end of June, the Florida Board of Medicine adopted an emergency rule giving patients already on treatment six months to adapt to the new requirements.
Sourceshttps://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003 https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/254 https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/florida-providers-respond-sb254-complicates-access-trans-care#:~:text=Nurse%20practitioners%2C%20most%20of%20whom,who%20see%20patients%20over%20telehealth. https://www.wusf.org/politics-issues/2023-05-17/lgbtq-advocates-blast-desantis-signing-bills-target-their-rights


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Revision History (5)

edited by Notdog1996. Newer law has passed

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(none)Jan 30, 2024

edited by Belmount. fixed status

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Special StatusN/A(REMOVED)

edited by Belmount. Adding more information, it's very possible it will be banned in Florida to change genders, still watching documents

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictions(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)N/A
DescriptionIn Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required.In Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required.

As of 2023 it is much harder to get gender affirming care as a minor and a adult, Nurse Practitioners are banned from giving HRT in all forms. The Don't Say Gay bill was expanded to include a ban of HRT to Minors and Adults. The only other way to get it is through a doctor.

Additionally, before beginning hormone therapy, adults are required to have a psychological evaluation performed by a Florida-licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and then every two years thereafter. At the end of June, the Florida Board of Medicine adopted an emergency rule giving patients already on treatment six months to adapt to the new requirements.
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In Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required. required. As of 2023 it is much harder to get gender affirming care as a minor and a adult, Nurse Practitioners are banned from giving HRT in all forms. The Don't Say Gay bill was expanded to include a ban of HRT to Minors and Adults. The only other way to get it is through a doctor. Additionally, before beginning hormone therapy, adults are required to have a psychological evaluation performed by a Florida-licensed psychologist or psychiatrist and then every two years thereafter. At the end of June, the Florida Board of Medicine adopted an emergency rule giving patients already on treatment six months to adapt to the new requirements.
Sourceshttps://transequality.org/documents/state/florida
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003
https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/254
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/florida-providers-respond-sb254-complicates-access-trans-care#:~:text=Nurse%20practitioners%2C%20most%20of%20whom,who%20see%20patients%20over%20telehealth.
https://www.wusf.org/politics-issues/2023-05-17/lgbtq-advocates-blast-desantis-signing-bills-target-their-rights
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https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003 https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003 https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/254 https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/florida-providers-respond-sb254-complicates-access-trans-care#:~:text=Nurse%20practitioners%2C%20most%20of%20whom,who%20see%20patients%20over%20telehealth. https://www.wusf.org/politics-issues/2023-05-17/lgbtq-advocates-blast-desantis-signing-bills-target-their-rights

edited by daikman. the entry previously stated that surgery was required. This is not correct. Evidence of treatment is required, but treatment does not equate to surgery. A few people had reported this mistake.

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
DescriptionAfter Gender Reassignment Surgery and a legal name change, then you can apply for the gender to be changed on your birth certificate.In Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required.
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After Gender Reassignment Surgery and a legal name change, then you can apply for the gender to be changed on your birth certificate. In Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required.
Sourceshttps://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003
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https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003 https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Unfortunately, Florida recently has passed a law banning gender-affirming care"

created by sofoust

Original entry
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateOct 19, 2004
End Date(none)
DescriptionAfter Gender Reassignment Surgery and a legal name change, then you can apply for the gender to be changed on your birth certificate.
Sourceshttps://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64V-1.003
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is no longer required."
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Newer law has been passed "A new law has banned gender-affirming healthcare."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "It is no longer required to have Srs for gender change. You can see this on the DMV site/ paper required. All you need is a letter stating that you are in process of changing gender and have done all protocols. Like starting hormones, seeing a doctor and therapist."