Anti-Conversion Therapy

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State Protects Youth From So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

21 States & DC

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

*New York also protects youth from conversion therapy by the following regulatory action implemented 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 licensed by this department from using conversion therapy on youth under the age of 18; and

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

Updated June 5, 2023