Conversion therapy; prohibited by certain health care providers. (SB245)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions from engaging in conversion therapy, as defined in the bill, with any person under 18 years of age and provides that such counseling constitutes unprofessional conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action. The bill provides that no state funds shall be expended for the purpose of conducting conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age, referring a person under 18 years of age for conversion therapy, or extending health benefits coverage for conversion therapy with a person under 18 years of age. This bill is identical to HB 386. Read the Bill »


03/07/2020: Passed the General Assembly


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101090D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB245)
01/16/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time
01/20/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/20/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB245E
01/20/2020Printed as engrossed 20101090D-E
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB245E)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed House (62-Y 35-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Passage (62-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB245ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB245ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

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