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Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Regulations Governing the Practice of Psychology [18 VAC 125 ‑ 20]
Unprofessional conduct/conversion therapy
Action 5218 / Stage 9221
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 7/13/2021  2:47 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/23/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 6/22/2021   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/23/2021
Review Completed: 3/15/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 4/20/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 6/22/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 6/22/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 7/19/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 24
Comment Period Ended 8/18/2021
Effective Date 8/18/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)327-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5218:
Unprofessional conduct/conversion therapy
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8522) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/07/2019.
Proposed   (8802) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
Final   (9221) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/18/2021.
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