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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  11:17 am
Commenter: Katie Sponsler

Ban conversion therapy.

Ban conversion therapy. We cannot continue to torture children for being exactly as God made them. This practice is harmful and is not supported by any reputable science. We cannot disguise child abuse as therapy and condone it, and allow parents to believe they are supported by medicine in pursuing this practice.