Conversion therapy to be prohibited by regulation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/02
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) The Ministry of Health and Welfare plans to ban conversion therapy, which attempts

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to change a homosexual person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, and the regulation will be promulgated as soon as March.

On Dec. 30, the ministry published a draft regulation that listed conversion therapy as a prohibited treatment and would punish any physician who used the therapy to treat a patient.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to offer their opinions of the draft regulation for 60 days, after which the ministry will issue a regulation based on the draft.

According to the Physicians Act, doctors who engage in prohibited treatments are subject to fines of between NT$100,000 (US$3,095) to NT$500,000 and may be suspended for one month to one year.   [FULL  STORY]

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