4) One person on the panel must be a physician or psychiatrist with experience in gender identity health care and familiar with the "World Professional Association for Transgender Health" (WPATH) care standards.
Appeal of GIEC decision:
2) Such appeal must be filed no later than ten school business days after the student receives the written decision of the GIEC.
As with any hearing, it is always important to PROVE the important points so success is achieved. It is much better to win on the lower level than to have to go through an appeal, so being incomplete or light on documentation is inadvisable.
The CIF policy also mentions facilitating the provision of training and resources for schools regarding gender identity, which may be helpful to ensure a smooth transition.
LAW OFFICE OF MICHELLE BALL
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Sacramento, CA 95814