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House Bill 162

Enact the Youth Mental Health Protection Act


HB 162 would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts with a person under 18 years of age. It would also require the Department for Public Health and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to develop, produce, and disseminate educational materials regarding sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts.


HB 162 is co-sponsored by Representative Killian Timoney and Representative Lisa Willner and is awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing