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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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5/12/19  7:57 pm
Commenter: Nicole Eanes

Please ban conversion therapy

After hearing horrifying stories from my friends of false promises of "liberation", coercion, manipulation, and guilt-inflicting narratives; I have realized that most people go to conversion therapy to satisfy someone else. Our citizens deserve to feel safe and proud in their own skin and experiences. It has been shown time and time again from the countless accounts of personal experiences that conversion therapy is not only not helpful, but mentally and emotionally harmful to those subjected to it. It is time to honor our citizens, their stories, and their expressions by banning conversion therapy. Thank you!