All health procedures related to gender transition treatments are deemed medically necessary
Hawaii Gov. signs off on gender-affirming healthcare
Say “aloha” to more gender-affirming rights in Hawaii!
The state’s governor, David Ige, recently signed into law three protections for transgender residents.
A Townhall article highlighted the changes, which will serve as a significant benefit for those seeking gender-affirming services.
With the first protection, the implementation of The Gender-Affirming Treatment Act, insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage for services previously considered cosmetic.
All health procedures related to gender transition treatments are deemed medically necessary. This includes hair removal, hormone therapy, and gender reassignment surgery – services that will allow individuals to embrace their true selves.
Additionally, the governor signed a second piece of legislation stating that Hawaii residents may not be excluded from jury duty because of gender identity.
And the third and final piece of legislation would create a state commission on the status of Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community to determine short- and long-term needs for those Hawaiians in addition to coordinating programs and creating public awareness and support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Be sure to check out the full piece to discover more about Hawaii’s gender-affirming legislation.