Legislation to prohibit the use of so-called “conversion therapy” has been introduced in recent weeks and is set for its first hearing on Feb. 13. The therapy would be prohibited for minors under a bill set to be heard in the House this week. MNAAP Past President Marilyn Peitso, MD, is scheduled to testify in support of the proposal.
A proposal to require most employers to offer paid leave in cases of serious illness of an employee or their family members cleared its first committee hurdle on Jan. 31. The bill extends this employer mandate to cover other circumstances, including childbirth or adoption, as well as other instances like deployment of military personnel.
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