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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  11:10 am
Commenter: Rebekah Kusterbeck

Proceed with Guidelines

I agree with banning conversion therapy and I believe the guidelines for this ban should be completed. We need to stop harming our children. We must not succumb to fundamentalist religious dogma, but rather, the science and research that supports the case for banning it. We cannot let this minority dictate their whims on this topic when lives are at stake.