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.
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.
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 second Monday. Please note that meeting dates can change.
The Board of Respiratory Care meeting dates:
- December 11, 2023 (In Person & Virtual)
- March 11, 2024 (Virtual)
- June 10, 2024 (In Person & Virtual)
- September 9, 2024 (Virtual)
- 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 (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]