|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/18/2021|
I fully endorse the proposed regulatory language banning conversion therapy for those under 18-years and providing the consequence of board sanctions for those who engage in this activity.
There's no excuse for this practice. It stigmatizes the child/adolescent and leaved lasting scars. These scars are particularly acute when children/adolescents are "escorted" to residential facilities.
The regulations embody the legislative intent and are a definitive step in clarifying that this practice is harmful to clients and against legislation and regulations in Virginia..