PROCESSING CENTER HOURS: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am – 1 pm (except holidays). The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).
NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS
DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.
Important Notice (select link):
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)
The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider who is interested in applying for a new health professional license, or to renew, reinstate, or reactivate an existing license, may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions prior to beginning the process.
DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19. For more information, click on the following link(s):
For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy.
Applications: All HRLA related applications should be mailed to one of the lockboxes listed here.
Documents: All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002 or if you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any official documents to said HLS via email: [email protected]
Updates: Individuals may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.
Need to contact the Board of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology? Send an email to: [email protected]
Walk In Services
UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will fully reopen its public service counter Monday through Friday starting on July 12, 2021, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
- Masks are required. Customers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth before entering the building.
- Only the appointment holder and one additional guest will be allowed into the Processing Center.
- Appointment holders will be given a 15 minute grace period. If you arrive after the grace period, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment in consideration of other scheduled customers.
- If you cannot select highlighted days on the calendar, all appointments have been booked for this month. Please check the next month.
- If the calendar does not advance to the next month, there are no future appointments available at this time. Please check back later.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.
In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction. You can read more about the waiver process HERE.
The DC Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology regulates the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications and administers exams; recommends standards and procedures; issues licenses; receives and reviews complaints; and requests investigations, conducts hearings, and issues subpoenas.
The Board is appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the council. The Board consists of seven DC residents, including a chair: two audiologists, two speech-language pathologists, one otolaryngologist, and two consumer members. Professional members must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old, with no affiliation with either the practice of audiology or the practice of speech-language pathology or other health profession. Licenses expire on December 31 of even years.
- Audiology Checklist
- Audiology Assistant Checklist
- SLP-Clinical Fellow Checklist
- Speech Language Pathology Checklist
- Speech Language Pathology Assistant Checklist
- Supervisor Pratice Form
The Board meets quarterly on the third Monday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2021, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- March 21, 2022
- June 20, 2022
- September 19, 2022
- December 19, 2022
OTHER DOCUMENTS, LICENSURE RENEWAL, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Disciplinary Action Taken (to come)
- Policy Statement on Telepractice
- Policy Statement on Continuing Education Requirement
- Policy Statement on Identifying Public Health Issues for Continuing Education
Health Occupations Revision Act:
DC Municipal Regulations:
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathologists
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- DC Municipal Regulations for Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellows
- DC Municipal Regulations for Audiologists
- DC Municipal Regulations for Audiology Assistants
Open Session Agenda and Minutes: