Four Liias bills signed into law

Four Liias bills signed into law OLYMPIA – Four bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) were signed into law by Governor Inslee on Wednesday. In total, Liias had seven bills approved by the Legislature during the 2021 legislative session. SB 5313 – Gender Affirming Treatment Act The Gender Affirming Treatment Act will prohibit health insurers from denying or limiting coverage for gender affirming treatment that is consistent with a protected gender expression or identity, is medically necessary, and is prescribed in accordance with accepted standards of care. Many health plans in Washington state classify gender confirmation treatment as cosmetic and therefore such treatment is often not included in health insurance plans. This bill ensures that trans and gender fluid Washingtonians can get ...

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