71. Every person whose gender identity does not correspond to the designation of sex that appears in that person’s act of birth may, if the conditions prescribed by this Code and by government regulation have been met, have that designation and, if necessary, the person’s given names changed.
These changes may in no case be made dependent on the requirement to have undergone any medical treatment or surgical operation whatsoever.
Subject to article 3084.1, only a person who has been domiciled in Québec for at least one year and is a Canadian citizen may obtain such changes.
A child under one year of age, born and domiciled in Québec, is considered to have been domiciled in Québec for at least one year.
The conditions prescribed by government regulation that must be met to obtain such changes may vary, in particular according to the age of the person who is the subject of the application.
1991, c. 64, a. 71; 2004, c. 23, s. 1; I.N. 2014-05-01; 2013, c. 27, s. 3; 2016, c. 19, s. 811.