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A 4958 - Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct - New York Key Vote

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Title: Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies administering sexual orientation conversion therapy to minors as professional misconduct, effective immediately.

Highlights:

  • Classifies the administration of “sexual orientation change efforts” to individuals under 18 years of age as professional misconduct subject to penalties for violations (Secs. 2 & 3).
  • Defines “sexual orientation change efforts” as any effort by a mental health professional that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, the following efforts (Secs. 2 & 3):
    • Efforts to change behaviors;
    • Efforts to change gender identity or expressions; or
    • Efforts to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings towards individuals of the same sex. 
  • Exempts counseling for an individual seeking to transition from one gender to another, and psychotherapies that facilitate an individual’s coping, social support, and identity exploration and development (Secs. 2 & 3).

Title: Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct

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