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  10:31 am
Commenter: concerned citizen of the Commonwealth

the right to free speech for guidance counselors

Governor Northam,

I believe that the restrictions that you are going to place on guidance counselors via this executive order, will be detrimental to our society.  It appears to be one-sided and violates the right to free speech.  There are numerous individuals in Virginia that have spoken out about their decision to transition, to then come to regret it later on in their lives.  Guidance counselors deserve to be able to present both sides of any issue when dealing with young people.


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