OH: Share feedback on a draft gender-affirming care quality standard

Ontario Health has drafted a quality standard that focuses on improving care for adults receiving gender-affirming care.

The quality standard will focus on gender-affirming care and the primary care needs of gender-diverse adults (18 years and older), including assessment, screening, treatment, and follow-up. The standard will address referral for gender-affirming surgery, based on clinical evidence, but not indications for specific surgical procedures.

The term gender-diverse refers to all people whose gender identity or expression differs from the gender typically attributed to the sex assigned to them at birth. The term is inclusive of all Two-Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people.

Ontario Health welcomes feedback from the following people from across Ontario:

  • People receiving gender-affirming care and their families and care partners
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Administrators

Review the draft quality standard and patient guide in English or French by following the survey links provided below. The deadline to provide feedback is May 21, 2024.  
Review the quality standard and share your feedback in English.   
Review the quality standard and share your feedback in French.  
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about quality standards, please email QualityStandards@OntarioHealth.ca.