Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/12/19  5:00 pm
Commenter: Daniel Kirkland

No Ban

Imposing this ban on reparative therapy is an attack on parental rights. Please do not undermine families' religious (or even non-religious) convictions by banning them from therapies that allow professionals to help children and families talk through what they see to be a problem. This flies in the face of the fundamental protection of parental authority and the exercise of religious beliefs.

The attempt to introduce this ban through regulations also undermines Virginia's system of governance. The General Assembly has chosen not to adopt this law in lieu of aforementioned concerns and it is very underhanded of this board to circumvent the legislative body appointed to speak on our behalf.

No to the ban, yes to the family.

CommentID: 71295