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VA RIN: 2900-AR34 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Removal of Exclusion of Gender Alterations From the Medical Benefits Package 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to revise its medical regulations by removing the exclusion on gender alterations from the medical benefits package. VA is proposing these changes so that transgender and gender diverse veterans may receive medically necessary health care, including surgical interventions for gender transition. This proposed change would be consistent with medical industry standards and would ensure that VA provides a full continuum of care to transgender and gender diverse veterans.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.38   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1710   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Veterans Health Administration VHA
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-5049