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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  11:25 am
Commenter: Traci Franssen

Support Proposed Guidance Document Changes

I support the proposed guidance document changes that would prevent licensed practioners from attempting to change someone's gender.  Especially when the client is a minor.  Please proceed with the changes as written.