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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  11:53 pm
Commenter: Suja Panavally

In support of banning conversion therapy

Professionals should not be allowed to engage in practices that have no basis in science.  Conversion therapy falls under that category, and being deeply harmful to those subject to it, should absolutely be prohibited.