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HB18-1245: Prohibit Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider

LGBTQ+ Equality
Bill Number: HB18-1245
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: P. Rosenthal/D. Michaelson Jenet/L. Guzman/S. Fenberg


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.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (04/23/2018)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/05/2018)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments (03/29/2018)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments (03/27/2018)
House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (03/20/2018)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services (02/14/2018)

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