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):
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, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
If you require assistance from the Board of Respiratory Care, please contact [email protected]. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application.
Please submit supplemental application documents to: DC Board of Respiratory Care, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002 or to [email protected]
The Board of Respiratory Care regulates the practice of respiratory care in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications, administers examinations, recommends standards and procedures, issues licenses, and make reports. Members must file personal financial disclosure statements. The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the council: three respiratory therapists licensed in District, one physician with knowledge and experience in the practice of respiratory care, and one consumer member. Licenses expire on January 31 of odd years.
- February 8, 2022
- April 11, 2022
- June 13, 2022
- August 2022 (Recess – no meeting)
- October 10, 2022
- December 12, 2022
- Respiratory Care Application Package
- Authorization to Release Information Form (Authorization for the Board to discuss details with a Third party)
Criminal Background Check
- File a Complaint
- Disciplinary Action Taken (to come)
Board Information and Reports
- DC Municipal Regulations for Respiratory Care [PDF]
- Administrative Rules - DCMR Chapter 41 [PDF]
- General Rules - DCMR Chapter 40 [PDF]
- Health Occupations Revision Act [PDF]