SB 201 was introduced by Senator Scott Wiener to prohibit physicians and surgeons from performing any treatment or intervention on the sex characteristics of child born with disorders of sexual development (DSD) until the minor has the ability to provide informed consent for the treatment. The bill blatantly legislates the practice of medicine by removing from consideration what could be the best course of treatment for a child born intersex.
The bill will be heard in the Senate Business, Professions, & Economic Development (B&P) Committee on April 1st, 2019. It’s important that B&P Committee members know that SB 201 is a dangerous intrusion on the practice of medicine and result in harm to patients.
Contact your Senator today to ensure patient safety is protected!