Lambda Legal has released a first-of-its-kind resource for hospitals on how to treat transgender patients with respect and dignity. “Creating Equal Access To Quality Health Care For Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies” is a 20-page guide that provides model hospital policies aimed at ensuring appropriate interactions with transgender patients.

Creating Equal Access To Quality Health Care For Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital PoliciesThe policies address issues that when mishandled become barriers to accessing health care for transgender individuals:

  • Confidentiality
  • Non-discrimination
  • Room assignments
  • Bathroom access
  • Admitting/registration procedures

The guide can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF document from the Lambda Legal website.

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