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New laws for 2024

Gender affirming care

As of July 1, 2024, a new Idaho state law (Idaho Code §18-8901) regarding the use of public funds for gender transition procedures.  This new law prohibits transgender adults and minors enrolled in the Idaho Medicaid program from receiving gender-affirming medications or procedures.  Specifically, the Idaho Medicaid program will not cover hormone therapy, puberty blockers, or surgical procedures for the purpose to affirm the individual’s gender identity of their sex.  Self-pay and the Heritage Health sliding fee schedule remain options for this care.  Please work with our clinics to navigate coverage options that are available.

Parental consent

Heritage Health is committed to keeping our patients informed about important changes in health care laws.  As of July 1, 2024, a new Idaho state law (Idaho Code § 32-1015) requires parental consent before medical, dental, mental, or behavioral health services can be provided to children under the age of 18 (unless the child is emancipated).

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