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HB18-1245

Prohibit Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider

Concerning a prohibition against a mental health care provider engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Children & Domestic Matters

The bill prohibits a licensed physician specializing in psychiatry or a licensed, certified, or registered mental health care provider from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under 18 years of age. A licensee who engages in these efforts is subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing board. 'Conversion therapy' means efforts that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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