Expanding Physician Assistant Ability to Support LGBT Clients – HB 569

H.B. 569 adds physician assistant to the definition of licensed healthcare providers. Extending the definition of a licensed healthcare provider to include physician assistants will make obtaining correct legal documents for transgender and gender non-conforming Marylanders easier. Increasingly, many people see physician assistants as their primary care provide. This change helps remove an unnecessary obstacle to obtaining needed health documentation to update identity documents.