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Department of Health Professions
Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
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5/2/19  7:51 pm
Commenter: Jeff Vickers

I strongly oppose
 

This goes against the very core of what the USA stands for and what our constutition is here to protect. That is the freedom for people to choose as a patient, parent, business owner, and professional in this case.  Plain and simple, this would unduly impose other points of view and opinions on others at the expense of individual liberty.

I strongly oppose the suggested changes to the social workers regulations as these changes would:
1. deny social workers their freedom to help those who want counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.
2. prevent parents from getting help for their child as they deem best.
3. deny patients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings

Thanks for the opportunity to express my opposition. I trust you prayerfuly consider this points.