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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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5/9/19  6:33 am
Commenter: Scott Taylor

Protect Our Freedom

I believe our country was founded on freedom. We have many freedoms given to us as citizens of this country.  And any act by the government to take away a free people’s exercise of their liberty is tyrannay, no matter for what reason. It is hard for me to understand why we would want to limit anyone’s choices of treatment, and tell a practitioner the best way to help a person. This is a direct assault on personnel liberty and on the principles we as Americans and Virginia’s should all be opposed too. I am strongly apposed to this legislation or any legislation that will limit my freedom or any other persons freedom for any reason. 

It seems that one person’s belief on this matter is trying to shut down another person’s belief by using the law to do it. In a strange way this would be the state imposing their own belief system (religion) onto the rest of the people. Which would be against another freedom we all have under the law, to believe and live under that belief freely and there should be no discrimination.

Please do not take away any of our freedoms on behalf of someone else. Thank you