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Board of Pharmacy

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).


Updated COVID-19 Mandates as of November 8, 2022

Please select link below to access Emergency Rulemaking documents.
Note updated COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers:


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:

899 North Capitol Street, NE
First Floor
Washington, DC 20002

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.



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

District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy Statement on Immunization Services Under DHHS Guidance

Notice of Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking to replace Administrative Orders and to Address Needs after the Public Health Emergency Ends

All HRLA-related documents should be mailed to 899 North Capitol Street NE Washington, DC 20002. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.

If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.

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, December 1, 2022
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023

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): 2318 575 7976
Meeting password: ihRtBKPp422

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

2023 Open Session Scheduled Meeting Dates:

  • February 2, 2023
  • April 6, 2023
  • June 1, 2023
  • August 3, 2023
  • October 5, 2023
  • December 7, 2023

DC Board of Pharmacy Legislative & Regulatory Subcommittee Meeting 
Date: September 14, 2023      Start Time: 1:30 pm 
Meeting Link:

Meeting number (access code): 2321 638 1160
Meeting password:  pZiXTJqG876

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  


[email protected] 


(New) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration 

Ms. Leatrice Lee


[email protected]

(Renewal) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration  

Ms. Karin Barron 

Ms. Luanne Greenaway       

Ms. Sabrina Lewis

Ms. Leatrice Lee 


[email protected] 

[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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