Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Conversion Therapy Workgroup

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/5/2018  10:00 am
Location Perimeter Center, Commonwealth Conference Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 201, Board Room 2, Henrico, Virginia 23233 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 10/2/2018   (18071k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 11/14/2018   (298k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
In the 2018 Session of the General Assembly, legislation was introduced (HB 363) to prohibit a person licensed by a health regulatory board from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age. During discussion before a subcommittee of the House, the Chairman of the full committee asked why licensing boards had not addressed this issue in regulation. Subsequently, the Board of Psychology requested that the DHP Director convene a workgroup, composed of representation from professions for which mental health counseling is within their scope of practice (i.e., Boards of Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine and Nursing), to discuss whether regulatory language is appropriate and, if so, whether there should be consistency across the Boards. Public comments will be received during this meeting and should be limited to 3 minutes per speaker.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Laura Z. Rothrock  / Executive Assistant to Director David E. Brown, DC
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4648    FAX: (804)527-4434    TDD: ()-