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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  4:57 pm
Commenter: Carol Wrisley-Williams

Ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy has been linked to suicide in the LGBT community. Respected medical and psychological associations have made statements against conversion therapy. This practice needs to be banned.