Date & Time
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
493: Gender Affirming Surgery Mental Health Evaluation*

In 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) became the first agency in the country to adopt a policy for incarcerated transgender individuals to request and be evaluated for gender affirming surgery (GAS). This presentation will review legal events that influenced CDCR’s review process, GAS procedures that can be requested, and the GAS MH Evaluation template, including a depersonalized evaluation. 

Educational Objectives

  • Review community and correctional standards influencing transgender care.
  • Discuss CDCR’s policies for approving and processing GAS requests
  • Describe CDCR’s GAS Mental Health Evaluation

Level Intermediate