MetroHealth Issues Statement Regarding Governor's Veto of HB 68
The MetroHealth System issued the following statement on Gov. DeWine's veto of HB 68:
Governor DeWine showed leadership by vetoing HB 68. This bill would have severely diminished the ability of providers at MetroHealth to give some of our most vulnerable patients the care they need – care that can save lives. Our Kids Pride Gender Care team includes psychologists, social workers, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians. We always include the parents of minors in decisions around gender transition care and in formulating a treatment plan that is custom-tailored to the family and addresses behavioral health needs.
We look forward to working with the Governor, his administration and other stakeholders to guarantee high quality care for gender dysphoria. With suicide the second leading cause of death among adolescents nationally, we need a comprehensive, statewide approach that ensures all providers are preventing harm to our youth and giving them and their families the supports they need.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers For more information, visit metrohealth.org.