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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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5/13/19  3:36 pm
Commenter: Colleen Berry

Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is nothing more than glorified child abuse. Parental rights do not include the ability to abuse your child, so all of these people shouting about parental rights as a reason to continue to allow conversion therapy are completely off-base.  Please understand that there is no scientific support that conversion therapy is helpful to children, many studies that say they are harmful and as such, should not be allowed to be continued in the state of Virginia