|Petition Title||Ban conversion therapy and shock therapy in regulations governing scope of practice of Behavior Analysts|
|Date Filed||4/25/2022 [Transmittal Sheet]|
The petitioner requests that the Board of Medicine amend 18VAC85-150-110, which provides the scope of practice for behavior analysts, to ban conversion therapy, shock therapy, and the use of a graduated electronic decelerator to modify behavior.
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on May 23, 2022 and on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. Public comment will open on May 23, 2022 and will close on June 22, 2022. The Board of Medicine will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at its Executive Committee meeting on August 5, 2022. The petitioner will be notified of the Board\'s decision after that meeting.
|Comment Period||Ended 6/22/2022 5 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board considered the petition at its August 5, 2022 Executive Committee meeting and decided it would take no action. Conversion therapy is already prohibited for all licensees of DHP. No regulation is necessary to enforce the statute. Additionally, the Board can address any standard of care violations that may arise by the use of shock therapy or graduated electronic decelerators through its standard disciplinary provisions.
|Name / Title:||William L. Harp, M.D. / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4558 FAX: (804)527-4429 TDD: ()-|