Only 10 in 166 outpatient clinics and hospitals got a perfect score on a set of model equal-treatment policies for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients and health professionals, according to a May report released by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Assn. and the Human Rights Campaign advocacy group.
Most of the organizations that participated in the survey listed sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policies, allowed equal visitation access for same-sex partners and parents, had cultural competency training on sexual orientation and offered health benefits for employees with same-sex partners. But even among these gay-friendly hospitals and clinics, only 7% pledged in writing not to discriminate against transgender patients.
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