PROCESSING CENTER HOURS: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am – 1 pm (except holidays). 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 in as timely a manner as possible.
REGARDING PAPER APPLICATIONS
Important Notice (select link):
ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS
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.
PLEASE NOTE: June meeting of the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition has been canceled.
DC Health has implemented new mandates related to COVID-19. For more information, click on the following link(s):
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.
Walk In Services
UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will fully reopen its public service counter Monday through Friday starting on July 12, 2021, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Please submit supplemental application documents to: DC Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002 or to [email protected]
If you require assistance from the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, please contact [email protected]. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.
The DC Board of Dietetics and Nutrition regulates the practice of dietetics and nutrition. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants’ qualifications; recommends standards and procedures; issue licenses; receives and reviews complaints; request investigations, issues subpoena; and conducts hearings.
The Board is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Board consists of five DC residents; of which four shall be licensed dietitians or licensed nutritionists, and one consumer member who is not a dietitian or nutritionist.
The Board meets quarterly on the second Tuesday. Please note that meeting dates can change. In 2021, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:
- March 9, 2021
- June 8, 2021
- September 14, 2021
- December 14, 2021
Application Package Documents
- Dietetics and Nutrition Application Package
- Dietetics and Nutrition Online Renewal (OPEN)
- Criminal Background Check
- Authorization to Release Information Form (Authorization for the Board to discuss details with a Third party)
- Request for Official License Verification
- Reporting a Name and/or Address Change
- CEU Requirements for Dietitians and Nutritionists
- File a Complaint
- Disciplinary Action Taken (to come)
Board Information and Reports