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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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5/2/19  12:57 pm
Commenter: HUnter See

Strongly oppose

I oppose this based on the following: It denies services desired by parents; it usurps parental rights; it violates social worker free speech and potentially life saving practices; and it contradicts the U.S. Constitution, Virginia Statutes, and will of Virginians and their elected representatives in the General Asembly, as well as the basic right of freedom of religion.