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The DC Board of Chiropractic (BOC) is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic medicine and ensuring high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism throughout the District.

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The Board of Medicine enhances the health, safety, and well-being of District residents by promoting best practices in health regulation, high quality care and implementing preventive policies.

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The DC Board of Medicine regulates the practice of Surgical Assistance by evaluating an applicants qualifications for license and recommending regulations, standards, and procedures. 

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The Board of Nursing licenses nursing professionals and regulates their practice and education.

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Postgraduate physician residents/fellows practicing in DC must apply for a MTL. Medical residents who are rotating for less than 120 days in DC must complete a MTR form.  

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Project WISH provides patient navigation, transportation assistance, breast and cervical cancer education, screening and diagnostic follow-up for eligible women in the District.

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Prepare for Breastfeeding in the Hospital

Prepare for breastfeeding before birth:

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Breastfeeding Employees Rights

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Breastfeeding is normal and healthy for infants and mothers. Breastmilk has hormones and disease-fighting cells called antibodies that help protect infants from germs and illness. This protection is unique and changes to meet your baby’s needs. Some reasons to breastfeed are:

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DC Health is committed to helping families have positive and successful breastfeeding experiences. This commitment is facilitated through a multi-sector approach to promote a community-wide breastfeeding friendly culture within the District.

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The District of Columbia Cancer Control Program aims to prevent early deaths from cancer, late cancer diagnosis and missed screening opportunities for all DC residents.

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DOH provides information and resources for chronic diseases such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tobacco-related illness, and Cancer.

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DOH's Capital Expansion Projects provide for the  expansion and enhancement of existing health care facilities and the construction of new facilities in underserved areas.

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Improve your response to and survival of an attack with weapons capable of creating mass casualties and disrupting society.

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A Certificate of Need allows health care providers to establish new facilities or services, make certain capital expenditures, or take certain other actions as specified in DC Official Code 44 – 401.

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Get information on DOH's Board of Nursing license and certification requirements, regulations and process as well as important resources for candidates. Go to Pearson Vue Credential Management System to apply for Nurse Aide examination, endorsement, or renewal.

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The Chemistry section analyzes blood specimens for lead levels.  The Chemical Terrorism section provides emergency response to suspected and actual chemical terrorism events.

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The Intermediate Care Facilities Division regulates child-placing agencies and provides information and applications for licensing, incident reporting and a child placement agency directory.

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View an alphabetical listing of reports from licensure surveys conducted on child placing agencies. 

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The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program aims to improve the health outcomes by ensuring their access to coordinated primary and specialty health care and other services in partnership with their families and community organizations

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