Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1231.14a. Prohibition on sexual orientation change efforts for minors and consumers under a conservatorship or guardianship.

(a) A provider shall not engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a consumer who is a minor, or a consumer, regardless of age, for whom a conservator or guardian has been appointed.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be considered a failure to conform to acceptable conduct within the mental health profession under § 3-1205.14(a)(26) and shall subject a provider to discipline and penalties under § 3-1205.14(c).

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "Conservator" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 21-2401.02(2).

(2) "Guardian" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 21-2401.02(3).


(Dec. 18, 2001, D.C. Law 14-56, § 214a; as added Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-218, § 2(b), 62 DCR 7; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-247, § 2, 66 DCR 971.)