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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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5/10/19  12:39 pm
Commenter: Andrea DelVecchio

Parental Rights for Treatment/ Reparative Therapy

Parents are the closest to their child's challenges and they are the best people to identify solutions for physical or mental health treatment options. The state and state regulations should never override the parent's right to properly take care of their child in all areas of care- physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.