Michigan Bill Regarding Gender Transition-Related Surgery for Prisoners (HB 6524)
This law was last updated on Nov 28, 2018
This law is Anti–LGBTQ
Nov 27, 2018
TopicsAnti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Restrictions on Funding for Hormone Therapy and Gender Reassignment Surgery
Full Bill Text
HB 6524 would require transgender inmates who receive gender reassignment surgery to pay for the entire cost of the treatment.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, all prisoners in Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) institutions should have access to medically-necessary health services. People in state prison who receive non-emergency medical, dental, or optometric services at his or her request are responsible for a copayment fee—typically $5 per visit— to the Department of Corrections.
11/27/18 – Referred to the state House Judiciary Committee.