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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  9:43 pm
Commenter: Ed Becker

Ban violates rights of parents, therapists, and patients! Say No to ban and yes to freedom

Please allow young patients, their parents, and their therapists chose what is right for them.  Do NOT ban "corrective" sexual orientation therapy just because some activist group wants to eliminate this choice.  Patients have the right to choose this if they want. Parents are the primary caregivers and are responsible for their children's upbringing -not government or political activits. Such a ban violates parents rights.  Therapist's rights are also violeted by such a ban because, in many cases they would be forced to act contrary to their own proffessional and or moral convictions.