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HB16-1210: Prohibit Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider

LGBTQ+ Equality | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB16-1210
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Rosenthal / P. Steadman


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.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/11/2016)

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