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Pharmaceutical Control Division


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

Closure of Walk In Services

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 and will be available for mail services only. No walk-ins or appointments are allowed. Please submit all applications and supplemental documents via mail to HRLA 1, PO Box 37801, Washington, DC 20013. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.

Licensure Waivers 

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

If you require assistance from the Board of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Control Division, please contact the following individuals by email:  



Email Address 


(Pharmacist, Pharmacy Intern, Pharmaceutical Detailer, Pharmacy Technician) 


Ms. Karin Barron  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway  

[email protected]  

[email protected]  

Facility Licensure/Controlled Substance Registration

(Resident Pharmacy, Non-Resident Pharmacy, Wholesale and Distributor)  


Ms. Latasha Gaskin  

Ms. Sabrina Lewis  

[email protected]  

[email protected]   

(New) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration 


Ms. Latasha Gaskin  

[email protected]  

(Renewal) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration  

Ms. Latasha Gaskin  

Ms. Karin Barron  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway  


[email protected]  

[email protected]  

[email protected]


899 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
HRLA Call Center Phone: 1 (877) 672-2174

Pharmaceutical Control Division has the regulatory responsibility that involves annual licensure inspections, surveillance, and the monitoring of activities in establishments that procure, distribute, dispense and manage prescribed/prescription products for sale or use to consumers in the District of Columbia. Regulated facilities include; pharmacies, hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, researchers, local wholesalers, distributors, long term care facilities, animal clinics, dialysis centers and ambulatory surgical centers.

Pharmaceutical Control Division enforces all District and federal pharmacy laws and regulations (pharmacy, controlled substances, prescription substitution, drug purity, and drug distribution and manufacturing laws and accompanying regulations, etc).

Pharmaceutical Control Division serves as a liaison between District Government and Federal Agencies, (i.e. Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health and Human Services, the Consumer Protection Agency, etc), involving regulatory control matters.

Pharmaceutical Control Division conducts investigations and provides consultation to all facilities and programs that provide pharmaceutical products and services to the District of Columbia residents.

All complaints concerning the dispensing, prescribing, manufacturing, distribution, and wholesaling of drugs are investigated by Pharmaceutical Control. To file a complaint, complete the form below.

For more information, due to COVID-19, please contact the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration via our Call Center at 1(877) 672-2174.

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