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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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5/13/19  8:38 pm
Commenter: Olivia Greenwood

Please pass rules preventing Social Workers from utilizing conversion therapy

As a concerned resident I am voicing my support for the passage of rules preventing Social Workers from utilizing conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. These dangerous and discredited practices are based on the false claim that being LGBTQ is a mental illness that needs to be cured—a view with no scientific basis. These harmful practices use rejection, shame, and psychological abuse to force young people to try and change who they are.


Olivia Greenwood

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