This bill would criminalize doctors for providing science-based, medically recognized affirming care to trans people by making such care a felony. It also provides penalties for a number of unrelated procedures that are not part of any current medical standard of care. By limiting the ability of healthcare providers to even passively affirm a young trans person’s authentic gender, this bill also violates constitutional free speech protections and interferes with the doctor-patient relationship. 

Authors

Kruse D

Bill number

SB 224

Position

Oppose