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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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5/14/19  8:35 am
Commenter: Edith Smith

Oppose conversion therapy.

There is no evidence that conversion therapy does anything of benefit to assist families. It is a harmful and hurtful practice.  Those professionals practicing this type of therapy should be held accountable for the harm it does.  

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