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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  11:40 am
Commenter: Judy Evers

Please don't allow child abuse via conversion "therapy"

Please ban the abusive practice of conversion therapy.  It is not supported by science and has been shown to do more harm than good to vulnerable youth.  Homosexuality is not a mental disorder. To treat it as such with abusive "therapy" like conversion would be pandering to irrational religious zealots.  Fanatical religious-based dogma should not be the basis for deciding any laws or ordinances in our country.  We are a nation of law, not dogma.