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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  11:09 am
Commenter: Rusty Tutton

Supporting the ban on conversion therapy
 

Conversion therapy, especially for minors, does significant harm to individuals that are subject to this form of "treatment." Government should be evidence based, and the evidence is clear on this issue. I urge you to support the ban on conversion therapy for minors.