SB 843
Modifies provisions relating to gender reassignment treatment for children
Sponsor:
LR Number:
4189S.04C
Last Action:
5/11/2022 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SB 843
Calendar Position:
18
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 843 - This act establishes the "Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act". Under this act, no physician or health care provider shall provide gender transition procedures to any minor or refer such minor to another health care provider for such procedures. This prohibition shall not apply to services for minors born with medically verifiable disorders of sex development; treatment of any infection, injury, disease, or disorder caused or exacerbated by gender transition procedures; or procedures undertaken because the minor suffers from a condition that would place him or her in imminent danger or death or impairment of a major bodily function unless surgery is performed.

Any health care provider referring for or providing gender transition procedures for minors may be subject to discipline by his or her professional licensing board for unprofessional conduct. The provision of gender transition procedures to a minor in violation of this act shall be considered grounds for a cause of action against the health care provider, as described in the act.

This act is similar to HB 2649 (2022), 442 (2021), HB 2210 (2020), provisions in SB 848 (2020), SB 842 (2020), HB 1721 (2020), and HB 2051 (2020).

SARAH HASKINS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.