Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
153 Legal Issues With Transgender Patients*

Treatment of transgender people in correctional settings is a legal minefield for providers. Reliance on national and international guidelines is not always enough to avoid litigation. This presentation will discuss some history of court decisions related to such treatment, with recommendations on treatment protocols and policies that can help prevent litigation.

Educational Objectives

  • Summarize the overall structure of a civil rights or malpractice case against correctional medical providers
  • Review how a claim of improper transgender care is brought as a malpractice or civil rights claim
  • Describe strategies for risk avoidance related to claims of improper care of transgender patients