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
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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7/27/19  2:34 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Browning

Freedom to Choose Counseling without government interference

The violations of fundamental rights encompassed by the proposed regulations are breathtaking in their number and scope. Eliminating access to any type of counseling in effect allows state employees to decide the future and health of every citizen. That level of control is not permitted by either the US Constitution or State law. Parents, or individuals of age, not employees (in which are included representatives and career state employees such as regulators), have the authority and responsibility to make these decisions. 

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