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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8/5/19  11:25 am
Commenter: J Debrot

Violation of self-determination for patient + stifles counselors' free speech

This is an outrageous violation of self-determination for the patient (or for their parents if the patient is a minor). It also stifles the counselors' right to free speech. People should be allowed to seek this type of therapy if they wish it. They are not being forced into it. Yet this measure would put government in the tyrannical position of denying them the choice. I can't imagine that this would be considered Constitutional.

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