This highly unconstitutional bill would force the Department of Corrections to deny necessary medical care to incarcerated transgender people. The Supreme Court has ruled that denial of necessary medical care is a violation of the 8th Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Additionally, medical care related to transgender patients has been found by every reputable medical organization to be necessary and even lifesaving. The courts agree and have consistently found that people who experience gender dysphoria cannot simply be denied care. The DOC cannot deny necessary treatment to incarcerated people simply on the basis that they are transgender. 


Rep. Peggy Mayfield


Signed by governor

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