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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Conversion therapy
Action 5412 / Stage 9121
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 2/10/2021  8:12 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/27/2020   (modified 12/4/2020)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/30/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 12/11/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 1/15/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/15/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/27/2020
Review Completed: 10/30/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/30/2020
Review Completed: 12/11/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/4/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/15/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/15/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/15/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 13
Public Hearings

04/09/2021 8:35 AM

Comment Period Ended 4/16/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5412:
Conversion therapy
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8797) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/30/2020.
Proposed   (9121) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/16/2021.
Final   (9309) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/02/2022.
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