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DOH provides ongoing access to specialty and primary care by supporting the Ambulatory Care Center and Public Benefit Corporation Clinic sites (formerly of DC General Hospital).

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The DC Board of Medicine regulates the practice of acupuncture.

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DOH provides surveillance and epidemiology, the Public Health Lab, and response readiness activities that include communicating, planning, exercising, and evaluating public health threats.

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The Department of Health reviews applications packages for Ambulatory Surgical Centers to determine an applicant's eligibility for a license.

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See a directory of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, their regulations and how to file a complaint.

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2018 Animal Health FairsDOH's Animal Services Program provides support and care for animals, owners, businesses, and visitors to the District of Columbia as they encounter animals.

Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN)

What is ARLN?

Assisted Living Residence Regulatory (ALR) Act of 2000 became effective on June 24, 2000. The act was implemented August 17, 2007.

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The District of Columbia Asthma Control Program supports the DC Control Asthma Now (DC CAN) public/private partnership that aims to reduce the burden of asthma in DC.

Audiologist Application Package Documents
New License Application for Audiologist [PDF]

Audiology Assistant Application 

Audiology Assistant Application Check List

Audiology Assistant Application Instructions

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Learn the Basic Life Support (BLS) psychomotor examination guidelines and policies for Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).

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DOH offers informational videos, fact sheets and tips for residents to reduce the instances of bed bug infestation in the District.

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The BRFSS is a monthly survey of DC residents to collect data on diseases and health behaviors to monitor trends and guide policy and funding decisions.

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Bio-hazard signs

DOH is responsible for processing reports of infection with a bioterrorism agent and the syndromic surveillance of emergency department data from hospitals within the District. 

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The Vital Records Division maintains open and closed birth certificates dating back to 1874.