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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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5/14/19  9:18 am
Commenter: Rachel Kubin

Ban ConversionTherapy

Therapy is meant to help heal, it is meant to encourage self awareness.  It should never, ever be used to "correct" homosexuality.  Conversion Therapy is abuse and encourages self loathing, potentially anger towards oneself and perhaps close family members. Conversion therapy has confused people in a way that their only escape is suicide.  Please ban this outdated and inhumane "therapy".