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Board of Long-Term Care Administration (formerly the Board of Nursing Home Administration)

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).
 
Office Hours:
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-ins as timely a manner as possible.

ANNOUNCEMENT
IMPORTANT NOTICE
REGARDING PAPER APPLICATIONS

Important Notice (select link): 
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)



ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS
DC Health’s online licensing application system is now LIVE. (See link below.)

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 renewing, reinstating, or reactivating 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.

https://doh.force.com/dchealthrenewals/s/portal-page

 

                                                                                                                                                     ***RENEWAL UPDATES***   

RENEWALS ARE NOW LIVE! Licensees can access the renewal portal by going to https://dohlicenseinfo.secure.force.com/dchealthrenewals/ and logging in with their user credentials from the last renewal.  Licensees renewing for the first time will need to register/sign-up first.  For more information, please review the User Guide HERE.

Nursing Home Administration Renewal (OPEN): Click here for more information 

 

***COVID-19 UPDATES***

NEW COVID-19 MANDATES:

DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19. For more information, click on the following link(s):

COVID-19 VACCINE & COVID-19 C.E. REQUIREMENTS

(https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/1556816)

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.

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. 

Applications: All HRLA-related applications should be mailed to one of the lockboxes listed here.

Documents: All HRLA-related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Updates: Individuals may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.

Need to contact the Board of Long Term Care Administration? Send an email to: [email protected] 


The DC Board of Long Term Care Administration regulates the practice of nursing home administration. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications and administers exams; recommends standards and procedures; issues licenses; receives and reviews complaints; requests investigations conduct hearings, and issues subpoenas.

The Board is appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the council. The Board consists of five DC residents, including a chair: two licensed nursing home administrators, one teacher of nursing home administration, one licensed physician or osteopath (who has a demonstrated interest in long-term care), and one consumer. Professional members must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding the appointment. The consumer member 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 June 30 of even year.
 
The Board meets quarterly on the second Wednesday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2022, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
  • New Date: January 25, 2022 (Rescheduled from January 12, 2022)
  • April 13, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
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Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-8687
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002