June 16, 2022

Federal LGBTQ+ protections for long-term care residents included in ‘first-of-its-kind’ executive order

McKnight Senior Living

Federal protections for LGBTQ+ long-term care residents were included in a “first-of-its-kind” executive order signed Wednesday by President Biden.

The order, which marks Pride Month, June, directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop and publish a “Bill of Rights for LGBTQI+ Older Adults” “to support LGBTQI+ older adults and providers in understanding the rights of LGBTQI+ older adults in long-term care settings” as well as issue new guidance on “nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics, and other rights of LGBTQI+ older adults in long-term care settings.”

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