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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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5/5/19  3:00 pm
Commenter: Denise Peters

Oppose the guidance document about limiting counseling
Please oppose the proposal to ban counselors from encouraging folk who come to them for help resisting same sex attraction. Such a ban would deny a person from the treatment he willingly seeks. It also interferes with a counselor's ability to do his job, which is to help an individual to live having inner peace.
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