Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Filed under: Health & Aging, Transgender

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies is a unique, groundbreaking publication that provides much-needed guidance to hospitals on best practices for care of transgender patients.  The report is designed for all hospitals seeking to comply with legal and regulatory non-discrimination mandates and to align themselves with best practices in the field. It answers their questions about transgender patients, shows them how to reduce bias and insensitivity, and addresses key issues such as confidentiality, room assignments, bathroom access, and admitting/registration procedures. The guidance also includes unique sample model policies that can be adapted to meet the needs of individual hospitals.

This report was a collaboration among HRC, Lambda Legal, and the LGBTQ Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP.

Download a PDF of Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies or flip through the virtual issue below.