Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 10/30/2020
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10/26/20  9:26 am
Commenter: Muriel Azria-Evans

Ban Conversion "therapy"

Please stop PROFESSIONALS from doing harm to their clients by banning this "practice." Virginia must be on the right side of history on this. We must believe in the research that clearly supports conversion therapy is harmful to others. We must ensure that our regulations reflect our fundamental principle of professional ethical behavior specifically nonmaleficence: avoiding actions that cause harm.  Thank you

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