Care Resource addresses access, privacy, and gender-affirming care concerns amidst Florida's changing inclusive healthcare landscape
Care Resource takes a proactive approach to address concerns raised by patients and community members about the potential impact of new Florida state laws on healthcare access for immigrants, transgender, and gender-diverse individuals. Care Resource stands firm in their commitment to provide confidential and affordable inclusive healthcare services for all members of the community, regardless of background or identity.
Preserving access and privacy of inclusive healthcare
In the wake of Florida's new immigration law (SB 1718), questions have arisen about access to medical care for undocumented individuals and concerns about privacy. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Care Resource, emphasizes that they are not bound by this law to report or alter their healthcare services.
They continue to welcome patients of all immigration statuses, ensuring that primary medical care and other services remain accessible. Care Resource reinforces that patient information, including immigration status, is safeguarded under The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and is not disclosed to immigration authorities.
Continuing gender-affirming care
Florida's Senate Bill (SB 254) introduces new consent procedures for gender-affirming care in adults and restricts such care for minors under 18. Despite these changes, Care Resource stands unwavering in its commitment to providing gender-affirming care to transgender adults, ensuring personalized and in-person healthcare services.
Notably, a federal court's preliminary injunction has temporarily halted Florida's ban on healthcare for transgender minors, allowing healthcare providers like Care Resource to continue providing medically necessary care for transgender youth.
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