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  5:41 pm
Commenter: Jill Goldman MD

Oppose limitations on freedom of speech

Dear Virginia Board of Counseling,

I am writing in opposition to 18VAC115-20, 18VAC115-30, 18VAC115-50, and 18VAC115-60. 

This type of counseling should be available at the discretion of the patient and their parents to discuss and explore the best option in their situation. People should be able to sort out their thoughts and feelings freely without political pressure.

I urge the board not to adopt these changes.

Thank you for your unbiased consideration,

Jill Goldman

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