TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 332-L
PROHIBITING CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS

Section 332-L:1

    332-L:1 Definition. – In this chapter, " conversion therapy " means practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender. Conversion therapy shall not include counseling that provides assistance to a person undergoing gender transition, or counseling that provides acceptance, support, and understanding of a person or facilitates a person's coping, social support, and identity exploration and development, including sexual-orientation-neutral interventions to prevent or address unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices, as long as such counseling does not seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Source. 2018, 167:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

Section 332-L:2

    332-L:2 Prohibition; Violations and Enforcement. –
I. A person who is licensed to provide professional counseling under RSA 326-B, RSA 328-D, RSA 329, RSA 329-B, RSA 330-A:16, RSA 330-A:18, RSA 330-A:19, RSA 330-A:20, RSA 330-A:21, or RSA 330-C, including, but not limited to, a nurse, physician assistant, physician, psychologist, clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, or licensed alcohol and drug counselor, or a person who performs counseling as part of the person's professional training for any of these professions, shall not engage in conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age.
II. Any licensed professional, as listed in paragraph I, who proposes to engage or engages in conversion therapy on a patient under 18 years of age shall be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to such discipline as the relevant licensing authority deems appropriate.

Source. 2018, 167:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

Section 332-L:3

    332-L:3 Non-Infringement. – Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to infringe on any constitutional right, including the free exercise of religion.

Source. 2018, 167:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.