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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology

General Notice
New guidance document on conversion therapy
Date Posted: 1/30/2019
Expiration Date: 3/20/2019
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 2/18/2019 and ended 3/20/2019   [518 comments]

The Board is providing guidance on its interpretation of a standard of conduct in regulation that psychologists must avoid harm to patients by citing professional sources stating that practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors has the potential to be harmful and therefore could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant of the Board.

For text of guidance, see guidance document 125-9 under the Board of Psychology

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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