Name and Gender Change Process in Maryland

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Launch Date

October 1, 2022

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This module describes the step-by-step process required to change an individual’s legal name and gender information in the state of Maryland. Rhonda Carr, a patient advocate and community outreach for the Jacques Initiative program at the University of Maryland, discusses the process of obtaining updated personal identification documents, including the forms clients must complete and how clients can access assistance services. The module also provides resources for providers in assisting their clients with this process.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the Maryland name change process.
  • Describe the required documents for changing one’s name and gender.
  • Identify resources to support clients.
  • Explain next steps and services.