NV: Proposal prohibits parents from authorizing gender confirmation surgery
The legislation referenced below has a direct impact on the practice of urology in Nevada.
SB408 establishes conditions for the performance of certain surgical procedures.
- Section 1 generally prohibits a provider from performing any surgical procedure to assign the sex of a child unless the provider has first conducted an assessment to ensure that the child understands the nature and risks of the procedure and assents to the procedure.
- An exception is provided if the provider of health care determines that delaying the procedure is likely to endanger the life of the child.
- Sections 2-4 authorize an occupational licensing board to take disciplinary action against a physician, physician assistant or nurse who violates the provisions of section 1.
The Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy heard testimony on this bill April 7, but took no action.
Bill Text/Status: SB408