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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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5/7/19  11:33 am
Commenter: Kelly Gotschalk, private citizen

Ban conversion therapy!

Please do all that you can to ban conversion therapy. This is a hateful and hurtful practice and must be outlawed in VA, nationally and internationally. I have known far too many people who suffered from parents trying to change them when unconditional love and acceptance would have been the proper answer and resulted in a happy and healthy child.

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