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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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5/11/19  11:02 am
Commenter: Colleen Legare

No to the ban.

Parents have primary responsibility for the physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of their children. They have a fundamental right to make decisions for them, a right which, in this country at least, they should be free to exercise according to conscience, unshackled by state regulations based on misguided cultural norms.

Let parents decide if, whether, when, with whom a child may benefit from reparative therapy. Say NO to the ban!