HB17-1156 - Prohibits Conversion Therapy Mental Health Provider

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a prohibition on conversion therapy by a licensed mental health care provider.

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.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: March 22, 2017
03/22/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/10/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/07/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/06/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/02/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/06/2017 - No Amendments
02/28/2017 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services