Advocacy

Below are the bill(s) relevant to the counseling profession in Arizona. Also along with the language of the bill, we are stating the Arizona Counseling Association's position along with any action items we are requesting from our members and counseling community partners. 

2/7/2022

SB 1045, SB 1138, HB 2608 - VOTE NO

The Arizona Counseling Association is asking you to reach out to our Arizona elected state legislator to tell them to VOTE NO on the following pieces of legislation current introduced for consideration. 

It only takes a couple of clicks to let your position known. Your timeliness is greatly appreciated - CLICK HERE


SB 1138

Prohibition of gender transition procedures for minors; public monies prohibited; enforcement;  definitions

A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY NOT PROVIDE GENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES TO ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY NOT REFER ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO ANY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL FOR GENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES.

SB 1045

Gender identity; withholding information; prohibition; definitions

A NURSE, COUNSELOR, TEACHER, PRINCIPAL OR OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL AT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL ATTENDED BY A MINOR CHILD MAY NOT DO EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING:

 1. ENCOURAGE OR COERCE A MINOR CHILD TO WITHHOLD FROM THE MINOR CHILD'S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN THE FACT THAT THE MINOR CHILD'S PERCEPTION OF HIS OR HER GENDER OR SEX IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE MINOR CHILD'S BIOLOGICAL SEX.

2. WITHHOLD FROM A MINOR CHILD'S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MINOR CHILD'S PERCEPTION THAT HIS OR HER GENDER OR SEX IS INCONSISTENT WITH HIS OR HER BIOLOGICAL SEX.

HB 2608

House version of SB 1138

Prohibition of gender transition procedures for minors; public monies prohibited; enforcement; definitions 

A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY NOT PROVIDEGENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES TO ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY NOT REFER ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO ANY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL FOR GENDER TRANSITION PROCEDURES.

 

 

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