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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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5/10/19  12:11 pm
Commenter: Sarah Fortunato

reparative therapy
 

 

Please ensure that reparative therapy is protected by law. 

Parents are closest to their child’s challenges and they are in the best position to identify solutions and to make healthcare decisions involving the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of their child.

Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education and care of their children.

Please do not allow there to be a ban on reparative therapy.