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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  2:02 pm
Commenter: Paula Hass

Conversion Therapy...

People have the right to choose to be or NOT to be something!  If someone choose not be a homosexual, trans-gender, alcoholic or drug addict, they have the right to get therapy for it.

Parents have the first authority over their children.   School and state do not.  Schools, teachers or guidance counselors have no right to interfere or to tell a child they are homosexual or trans-gender.