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B.C. listing calls homosexuality 'mental disorder'Last Updated Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:09:54 EST
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Ministry of Health is correcting a government website that describes homosexuality as a mental disorder, next to bestiality and pedophilia.
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Until Thursday, the description was there on the Medical Services Plan website in a section that provides diagnostic codes for doctors to use when filing for reimbursement from the provincial government. The site is accessible to the general public as well as doctors.
Doctors could have billed MSP for treating "gay" as a mental disorder
Embarrassed B.C. health officials are scrambling to correct a bizarre oversight in provincial paperwork that allows doctors to bill the Medical Services Plan for treating homosexuality as a mental disorder.
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Homosexuality still listed as a mental illness
-->Homosexuality still listed as a mental illness
February 10, 2005 - 5:20 amBy: George Gordon/The Sun
It's not that any doctors were billing health services for treating it, but technically they could have asked for payment to treat homosexuality as a mental disorder. It seems someone finally noticed a Health Ministry's website that lists sexual preference as a treatable condition.