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Board of Pharmacy


On February 23, 2024, the DC Department of Health (DC Health) relocated.
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration's
Processing Center and other offices are located at:

DC Health
2201 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

(The new building is 0.3 miles from the Anacostia Metro)

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).



Change to the Term of License, Certificate and Registration

Effective Date June 16, 2024

DC Health has always operated with fixed renewal windows for each profession. In response to feedback from the health professional community, the Director has moved to change the renewal system to align with each licensee’s month of birth. As such, all applicable licenses, certificates, or registrations issued on or after June 16, 2024, will expire on the last day of the birth month of the license holder. This will apply to all new applicants and will become applicable to licensees renewing later this year. For those renewing, this will not take effect until September 2024. For all current holders of a license, certificate, or registration additional information will be provided at a later date. This authority is pursuant to Chapter 40 Section 4006.3 DCMR Chapter 40 General Rules.


DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
in which individuals pose as DC Health representatives to request money.
Please be advised that DC Health representatives will never
contact you with a request for money.

FBI Warns Individuals Employed in the Health Care Industry
of the Ongoing Scam Involving the Impersonation of
Law Enforcement and Government Officials - FBI


Please review Important Notices regarding
Temporary Licensure Requirements

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




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 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.


All pharmaceutical facility applications, with the exception of pharmacy renewals, are still paper based and must be mailed to the
Pharmaceutical Control Division.

*Pharmaceutical Control Division Mailing Address Update*

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY applicants must submit all facility applications to the Pharmaceutical Control Division office located at:

2201 Shannon Place SE
First Floor
Washington DC 20020

Facility applications include:

  • New and renewal DM facility (Manufacturer, Distributor, Wholesaler) applications
  • New and renewal controlled substance registration applications for DM facilities
  • New pharmacy applications
  • New controlled substance registration applications for pharmacies
  • Name, location, and ownership changes for DM facilities (and their corresponding controlled substance registrations) require a new application. Upon approval, the existing license will be closed, and a new license will be issued.

Visit the Pharmaceutical Control Division website here to apply for pharmaceutical facility licensure.



Scheduled Open Session Meetings 

The District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy will now transition to a hybrid schedule, meaning that quarterly Board meetings will be held in person starting December 1, 2022. The public can still attend virtually via the WebEx link posted below. 

In-person Meeting Dates:

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024 (Changed to a virtual meeting)
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Registration- For individuals who wish to attend in-person Board meetings, you are highly encouraged to register via Eventbrite for the meeting. The Eventbrite registration will be used to plan for the number of attendees and store contact information for future correspondence. The link to register is as follows Links for the subsequent meetings will also be posted on the Board of Pharmacy website.

You may visit to obtain the open session agenda and minutes.

DC Board of Pharmacy Open Session
Start Time: 9:30 am 
Meeting Link:

Meeting number (access code):2312 113 9060
Meeting password: 7uFQ5nJhMK4

Join by phone: +1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.) 1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada) 

2024 Open Session Scheduled Meeting Dates:

  • February 1, 2024
  • April 4, 2023
  • June 6, 2024
  • August 8, 2024
  • October 10, 2024
  • December 12, 2024

Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittee Meeting 

January 24, 2024 Start Time: 3:00 pm 
Meeting Link: 

Meeting number (access code) 2300 742 9694
Meeting password:  vJ77CXwyCx6

Join by phone: +1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.) 1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada) 

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, Pharmacy Technician Trainee) 


Ms. Karin Barron  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway  

[email protected]  

[email protected] 

Facility Licensure/Controlled Substance Registration

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


Ms. Sabrina Lewis  

Ms. Kassidy Walker 

Ms.Laurel Alcenat


[email protected]


(New) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration 

Ms. Leatrice Lee


[email protected]

(Renewal) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration  

Ms. Leatrice Lee 

Ms. Luanne Greenaway 

Ms. Karin Barron

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

The Board of Pharmacy meets the first Thursday of every other month at 9:30 am at the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration Office (February, April, June, August, October, and December).  The Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy and the practice of pharmaceutical detailing in the District of Columbia. The Board advises the Mayor and enforces the law. The Board evaluates applicants' qualifications; recommends standards and procedures; issues licenses, and receives and reviews complaints. The Board requests investigations, conducts hearings, issues subpoenas, examines witnesses, administers oaths, and issues an annual report. Pharmacists licenses expire on February 28 of odd years and Pharmaceutical Detailers licenses expire on February 28 of even years.

The Mayor appoints the board members, including the chair. The Board consists of seven DC residents: five licensed pharmacists and two consumers. The pharmacists must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding the appointment. The consumers must be at least 18 years old, not be health professionals or in training to become one, and may have no household member who is involved directly or indirectly in providing health care. Board members are appointed for a term of 3 years.  Members may be appointed for two (2) consecutive terms.

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