Statement on recent changes to Policy 713

The New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) submitted its concerns and recommendations regarding the recent changes to Policy 713 to the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate consultation process. These were informed and endorsed by family physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and other medical specialists with expertise in these matters from within our health authorities.

The submission states that the changes made to Policy 713 have the potential to negatively impact children and youth who are exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity as part of their normal development.

The full submission can be viewed here.