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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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5/13/19  12:55 pm
Commenter: Michael Lovdal

Strongly oppose this "guidance"
 

Government has no right to refuse patients desire and right for counseling in accordance with their strongly held beliefs, religious or otherwise. That's a clear violation of the 1st amendment on two counts.