Submission of improving access to multidisciplinary gender affirming care - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Submission of improving access to multidisciplinary gender affirming care

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing’s Medical Services Advisory Committee are considering an application to improve access to multidisciplinary gender affirming care.

The application calls for amending some existing MBS items relating to health assessments, development of multidisciplinary care plans and creating a series of new MBS items for gender affirming surgeries.

Collectively, the objective of these amendments and additions to the MBS is to facilitate a multidisciplinary best model of care framework for patients pursuing medical interventions for gender affirmation that extends before and after any surgery.

LHA has written in support of the application, believing the changes would have significant benefits for the health and wellbeing of those seeking gender affirming care.

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