The staff of Transgender Law Center knows that this can be a scary time for our community, with many people worrying about their health and what might happen if they become ill. To help people to prepare in case they are impacted by COVID-19, or any other medical issues, we have prepared this document explaining basic information about steps you can take to ensure that your identity will be respected, your loved ones will be able to see you, and your wishes are carried out even if you are unable to communicate them yourself.

We hope that this information is helpful to you and your loved ones during this uncertain time. As always, it is best to contact an attorney, if possible, to receive legal advice specific to your circumstances, as this guide only provides general information. If you have questions, please reach out to Transgender Law Center’s Legal Information Helpdesk for more information.

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