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Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)

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Delegate Cullison


In the House - Favorable Report Adopted

Synopsis:Prohibiting certain mental health or child care practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy with individuals who are minors; providing that a certain mental health or child care practitioner who engages in conversion therapy with a minor shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action; defining "conversion therapy" as a practice or treatment by a mental health or child care practitioner that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Cullison, Morales, Clippinger, Hayes, Korman, A. Miller, Platt, Reznik, Rosenberg, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1028
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Health and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Counselors -see also- Guidance Counselors; Social Workers
Gender -see also- Women
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Mental and Behavioral Health
Sexual Orientation
Youth -see also- Minors
Statutes:Article - Health Occupations

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April 10, 2018 12:09 A.M.