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Minutes for HB2791 - Committee on Health and Human Services

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Enacting the forbidding abuse child transitions act, restricting use of state funds to promote gender transitioning, prohibiting healthcare professionals from treating children whose gender identity is inconsistent with the child's sex, authorizing a civil cause of action against healthcare professionals for providing such treatments, authorizing professional discipline against a physician who performs such treatment, prohibiting professional liability insurance from covering damages for healthcare providers that provide gender transition treatment to children and adding violation of the act to the definition of unprofessional conduct for physicians and nurses.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Jay Richards, PhD, Director, Devos Center, provided neutral testimony on HB2791 (Attachment 31). Mr. Richards feels that legislatures are right to try to protect children. The testimony includes sixteen key reasons defending the wisdom of the bill.

The following provided neutral written only testimony:

Susan Gile, Executive Director, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (Attachment 32)

The hearing on HB2791 was closed.