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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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5/13/19  11:00 pm
Commenter: Abby Waller

NO Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy should absolutely be banned. It is cruel and barbaric and contributes to the appallingly high suicide rate of LGBTQ youth. Queer and trans kids and folks are not sick and therefore do not need treatment. Outlaw this horrible torture.