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Pharmacy Licensure

 ***COVID-19 UPDATES*** 

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

Closure of Walk In Services

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. No walk-ins or appointments are allowed. 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 

Until further notice, all open session meetings will be held via WebEx. You may visit to obtain the open session agenda and minutes. 

The DC Board of Pharmacy will host an Open House on October 1, 2020 at 8:30 am. When it's time, join the Webex meeting here: 

Meeting number (access code):172 727 9722 Meeting Password: FXkebjXT223 Join by phone 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

The October 1, 2020 Open Session meeting will be held at 9:30 am. When it's time, join the Webex meeting here:

Meeting number (access code):172 780 0406 Meeting Password: PNyHFeHg263 Join by phone 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

2020 Scheduled Meeting Dates: February 6, 2020, April 2, 2020-Cancelled (Rescheduled: April 15, 2020), June 4, 2020, August 6, 2020, September 3, 2020, October 1, 2020, December 3, 2020 

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. Latasha Gaskin  

Ms. Sabrina Lewis  

[email protected]  

[email protected]   

(New) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration 


Ms. Latasha Gaskin  

[email protected]  

(Renewal) Practitioner Controlled Substance Registration  

Ms. Latasha Gaskin  

Ms. Karin Barron  

Ms. Luanne Greenaway 


[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, 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, conduct hearings, issues subpoenas, examine 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 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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