Do No Harm submitted an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief on Friday in federal court to support the State of Florida’s decision to refuse providing Medicaid reimbursement for “gender affirming care” for minors. The case is Dekker v. Weida, No. 4:22-cv-325, and is being litigated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The outcome of the case turns on whether the State of Florida could have reasonably concluded that “gender-affirming care” is an experimental treatment without an adequate scientific basis. Do No Harm’s amicus brief explains that the State of Florida’s decision was eminently reasonable with respect to minors given the extent of the known harms, unknown risks, and lack of benefit from these treatments. A decision is expected in the coming months.
Click here to read the full amicus brief.
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