Jun 242005

After attention was drawn to a Tennessee based "Ex-Gay" residential treatment program by a blog from a teen forced to attend the program, Tennessee authorities are not investigating the program for possible child abuse. In addition, it appears the program would require licensing by the State, but oops, seems they didn’t bother.

K. Daniele Edwards, a spokesperson for Child Services at the Tennessee Department of Health, confirmed an investigation is underway but declined to comment on the details. She noted that she presumes the Love in Action program would require licensing by the state.

Love in Action is not licensed by the Tennessee Departments of Health, Mental Health, Human Services, Child Services or Education, according to Rachel Lassiter of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s communications office.

You can read the complete story in the Washington Blade.

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