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Pharmaceutical Control Division


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.

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).


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

Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application. If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.



Email Address 

Facility Licensure/Controlled Substance Registration

(Resident and Non-Resident Pharmacy, Resident and Non-Resident Drug Wholesaler, Manufacturer, and Distributor)  

Ms. Sabrina Lewis  

Ms. Kassidy Walker 

Ms. Laurel Alcenat

[email protected]

Health Practitioner Licensure/Registration  

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


Ms. Karin Barron  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway  

[email protected]  

[email protected]

(New) Health Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration

Ms. Leatrice Lee

[email protected]

(Renewal) Health Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration         

Ms. Leatrice Lee  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway 

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected] 

[email protected] 


The Pharmaceutical Control Division is responsible for 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.

The 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).

The 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.

The 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.

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