Health and Safety

Prevention of Conversion Therapy for Children

SECTION 23-94-3

§ 23-94-3. Conversion therapy efforts for minors prohibited – Violations and enforcement.

(a) No licensed professional shall advertise for or engage in conversion therapy efforts with or relating to a patient(s) under the age of eighteen (18).

(b) Any conversion therapy practiced by a licensed professional, as defined in § 23-94-2, on a patient under the age of eighteen (18) shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall subject them to discipline by the department, which discipline may include suspension and revocation of the professional's license.

(c) The department is hereby authorized to initiate proceedings for violations of this section.

(d) The department shall promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of this section. These rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, a clear distinction between conversion therapy and other types of medically or clinically recognized therapies and practices, including, but not limited to, those practices referenced in § 23-94-2(1)(ii).

History of Section.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 186, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 328, § 2.)