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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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5/7/19  3:29 pm
Commenter: Susan Layman, Virginia Resident

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

Conversion therapy has no scientific basis and is psychologically damaging. Anyone who subjects a minor to this practice should be immediately jailed for abuse. All minors in the home should be removed and placed away from any family members who may participate in conversion therapy—even as a supportive bystander. It is child abuse.