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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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5/8/19  9:12 am
Commenter: Roxanne Edwards

Ban conversion ‘therapy’
 

 I strongly condemn the use of conversion therapy. It is proven by medical and psychological sciences to be extremely harmful and dangerous. Our government must be willing to stand against prejudice and bigotry in the form of pseudo science. Please do not allow this mental torture to continue. The lives of our children depend upon it.