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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8/7/19  10:34 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth

Do Not Ban Conversion Therapy

The wording of this regulation flies in the face of human rights, denying the individual the opportunity to seek out help in a way that best aligns with his or her beliefs or desires. The regulation puts the emphasis on the so-called good of the public, rather than on the rights and good of the patient seeking help.

I strongly disagree with this regulation and beg the governor, the appropriate regulatory departments and agencies, and all people of good will to reject this short-sighted and mis-directed regulation.

CommentID: 75669