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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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5/7/19  10:59 am
Commenter: Carol Schall

I Support banning “so called” conversion therapy
 

I strongly support banning so-called conversion therapy. It is a sham with no scientific evidence supporting its use. Further it is harmful to minors who are 3 times more likely to be depressed or attempt suicide after being subjected to this horrific practice. It is malpractice to engage in this therapy and it should be banned outright. Nevertheless, minors represent a special case because of their lack of informed consent regarding the dangers of this practice. Follow the science and ban this!