The Responsible Citizenship Criteria focuses on known activities that undermine LGBTQ equality or patient care. Healthcare organizations can have 5 points deducted from their score if they have certain policies in place that may lead to discriminatory treatment that is in conflict with their non-discrimination policy. Facilities may have 25 points deducted if they have a large-scale official or public anti-LGBTQ blemish on their recent records. For a full description of this criteria and the difference between the 5 and 25 point deductions, see the Responsible Citizenship Criteria webpage.
If an organization has a point deduction for this criteria, please click on the “Important Transgender Services Information” link in the scorecard header for more information. If an organization received a 25-point deduction that link will take you to our webpage explaining the rationale for the deduction. If an organization has a 5-point deduction the link will take you to the organization’s webpage where they provide important information about the transgender services they provide.