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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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  3:22 pm
Commenter: Mary Sidhu

Parental Rights

Parents have the right to raise their own children under Virginia law and should therefore be allowed to provide their children with the best care possible. If a particular therapy could benefit their child, there is no reason it should be denied.  No political ideology should take precedence over doing what is healthiest and what is right.