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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  12:27 pm
Commenter: Scott Cypher

Oppose board of social works to ban ALL communication between social worker & clent(s)

I join the Virginia Catholic Conference in opposing the ban apparently proposed by the board of social works between them & their clints. Not only is this unconstitutional, but this would put children & families @ serious risks by denying them self-determinism in establishing/ setting care goals. The patient's preferences need to be known/ discussed & be involved in their treatment plans. Scott. B. Cypher, D.C.