Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling

General Notice
Guidance on conversion therapy
Date Posted: 2/21/2019
Expiration Date: 4/17/2019
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 3/18/2019 and ended 4/17/2019   [598 comments]

The Board is providing guidance on its interpretation of a standard of conduct in regulation that persons regulated by the Board must practice in a manner that does not endanger the public health, safety, or welfare 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, certificate holder, or registrant of the Board.

To review the document, refer to Guidance Document 115-10 under the Board of Counseling.

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