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Department of Health Professions
Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
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5/6/19  10:16 am
Commenter: Hannah Taylor

I oppose this proposition.
 

I am gravely concerned about the consequences passing this resolution would have. This change would

1. Set a dangerous precident that government can ban speech it does not agree with.

2. Deny patients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion to get the desired counseling to overcome these feelings.

3. Keep parents from finding help for their struggling children as they deemed best.This would infringe on the Code of Virginia which affirms parents’ “fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent’s child.”