Application forms for appointment or reappointment to a BC health authority now include an “N (non-binary)” option for gender identification. In keeping with privacy best practices, the gender field on re/appointment forms is optional for all applicants. For those who do choose to share their gender identity, the ‘N’ is a now available as a third option. Trans Care BC defines non-binary as an umbrella term referring to diverse people whose gender identity is neither female nor male. Inclusion of the “N” gender option in the provincial form and database promotes inclusivity for all practitioners in British Columbia.
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