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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  8:42 am
Commenter: Pat Mooney, Father

NO mandatory conversion therapy

Conversion Therapy is dangerous at best!  Leave my family alone.  If I sense a need for counseling and assistance for a family member in any aspect of their lives, it will  be up to me to figure out the best way to provide that help and who to get it from.  Having the Commonwealth involved in any way is a violation of my rights as a parent and may well indeed violate my rights of religious freedom.