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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 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 August 03, 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 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 August 03, 2018