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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Action 5225 / Stage 8743
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 11/18/2019  3:20 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 9/4/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/8/2019    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 11/22/2019   (modified 12/19/2019)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 2/25/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/6/2020   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 9/4/2019
Review Completed: 10/8/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/8/2019
Review Completed: 11/22/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/29/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/6/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/6/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/31/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 1
Public Hearings

10/23/2020 9:45 AM

Comment Period Ended 10/30/2020
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5225:
Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8533) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/07/2019.
Proposed   (8743) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
Final   (9213) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/18/2021.
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