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State Maps of Laws & Policies

View the laws and policies that affect the LGBTQ community and see where the states stand on important issues.


  • State Protects Youth From So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

This map indicates states that protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy through licensing restrictions which prevent licensed mental health service professionals from conducting conversion therapy on youth under age 18.

 

 

*New York banned conversion therapy by regulatory action on February 6, 2016.

NY State Department of Financial Services - regulations prohibiting insurance providers from covering conversion therapy on patients under the age of 18;

NY State Office of Mental Health - regulations prohibiting mental health providers from using conversion therapy on youth under the age of 18 (violations will result in revocation of licenses);

NY State Department of Health - regulations declaring that conversion therapy not covered by the New York State Medicaid plan since it is never medically necessary care.
Updated January 10, 2018
  • State Protects Youth From So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

This map indicates states that protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy through licensing restrictions which prevent licensed mental health service professionals from conducting conversion therapy on youth under age 18.

 

 

*New York banned conversion therapy by regulatory action on February 6, 2016.

NY State Department of Financial Services - regulations prohibiting insurance providers from covering conversion therapy on patients under the age of 18;

NY State Office of Mental Health - regulations prohibiting mental health providers from using conversion therapy on youth under the age of 18 (violations will result in revocation of licenses);

NY State Department of Health - regulations declaring that conversion therapy not covered by the New York State Medicaid plan since it is never medically necessary care.
Updated January 10, 2018