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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  7:25 pm
Commenter: Cathy McCoart

Protect Religious freedoms of parents on the counseling of minors.
 

It is a real slippery slope when lawmakers tell parents they can’t teach their children their religious beliefs.  Think about it - passing a law such as this technically would lead to the persecution of any and all religious freedoms and has the potentiall to end all parental rights.