Ohio is backtracking on proposed restrictions to curb transgender medicalization for adults.
The state health department said Wednesday that it has changed its new proposed administrative rules on transgender medical treatments to apply only to children. The department said it received public comments opposing restrictions on adults for such treatments.
“The comments revealed a significant interest in the original draft’s impact on adult patients. The revised quality standard rules are now applicable only to care for minors,” the health department said in a memo noting the changes.
Earlier this month, Governor Mike DeWine (R) announced the new rules restricting transgender medical treatments for both adults and children.
One of the rules would have required trans-identifying adults to have a team of an endocrinologist, a bioethicist, and a psychiatrist evaluating