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Department of Health Professions
Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
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5/3/19  4:54 pm
Commenter: Jonathan Hynes

I oppose the suggested document

I am strongly opposed on the following bases:

  1. It denies services desired by patients
  2. It prevents social workers from potentially life-saving practices
  3. It violates social worker's free speech
  4. It violates freedom of religion
  5. It userps parental rights affirmed by the Code of Virginia
  6. It contradicts the U.S. Constitution