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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  12:34 pm
Commenter: Heather Jenkins

I support these guidelines

I support the changes as written and encourage continued legislation to support and affirm the lgbtq community. There is no documentation that conversion therapy works and it needs to be taken out of our governmental language for physicians/medical workers/ social workers to utilize. Thank you!

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