PROCESSING CENTER Hours:
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (except holidays).
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).
DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
Please review Important Notices regarding
Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (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.
COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices
For the most up-to-date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices and recommended guidelines, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
All HRLA related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application.
If you require assistance from the Board of Podiatry, please contact [email protected].
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually.
The Board of Podiatry regulates the practice of podiatry in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates qualifications, administers exams, and recommends standards and procedures. The Board approves licenses; receives and reviews complaints; requests investigations; conducts hearings, issues subpoenas, examine witnesses, and administers oaths; and issues an annual report. Members file personal financial disclosure statements.
The Mayor appoints the board members, including the chair. The Board consists of three DC residents: two licensed podiatrists and one consumer. The podiatrists must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding appointment. The consumer must be at least 18 years old, not be a health professional or in training to become one, and may have no household member who is involved directly or indirectly in providing health care. Licenses expire on March 31 of even years.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board will have a hybrid schedule of in-person and virtual meetings. In-person meetings will be held at 899 North Capitol Street, NE 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002. Information on how to access the public portion of the meeting virtually will be listed on the posted Open Session Meeting Agenda. The Board meets quarterly on the first Wednesday. Please note that meeting dates can change.
The Board of Podiatry meeting dates:
- January 10, 2024 (Virtual)
- April 3, 2024 (In-Person)
- July 3, 2024 (Virtual)
- October 2, 2024 (In-Person)
- Podiatry Application Package
- Authorization to Release Information Form (Authorization for the Board to discuss details with a Third-party)
- Online License Renewal (Closed)
Criminal Background Check
- CEU Approval Procedure [PDF]
Open Session Agendas and Minutes