Prohibit Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider
Concerning a prohibition on conversion therapy by a licensed mental health provider.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
The bill prohibits a licensed physician specializing in psychiatry or a licensed 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 this bill as introduced.)