Bloomberg Law
April 27, 2021, 4:07 PM

Legal Fight Brews Over Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Kids

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

A legal fight is looming over Arkansas’s new law banning doctors and other health-care professionals from providing transgender minors with gender-affirming care.

The law threatens to discipline and potentially revoke the licenses of doctors who flout it. It also bars state and local funds from going to doctors who provide people under the age of 18 with gender-affirming care and allows private insurance companies to deny coverage for gender transition procedures, which is broadly defined to include prescription drugs like hormone treatments.

The American Civil Liberties Union has already vowed to challenge the legislation, which was vetoed by Gov. Asa ...

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