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.
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.
The Chemistry section analyzes blood specimens for lead levels. The Chemical Terrorism section provides emergency response to suspected and actual chemical terrorism events.
The Intermediate Care Facilities Division regulates child-placing agencies and provides information and applications for licensing, incident reporting and a child placement agency directory.
View an alphabetical listing of reports from licensure surveys conducted on child placing agencies.
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
The Foodborne Disease Surveillance program is responsible for the surveillance and investigation of foodborne outbreaks and enteric diseases within the District of Columbia.
DC Health College Student Internship Program (DOHCSIP) enhances the educational aspects of the career development process, provides a system of accountability and professionalism and provides an opportunity for students to test their aptitude for, or interest in a selected field.
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh vegetables and fruit to women, children and seniors who are nutritionally at risk and to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ market.
DOH's Health Regulation and Licensing Administration has compiled a list of communicable disease testing laboratories in the area.
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The Health and Intermediate Care Facility reviews all application documents and forms to determine if the requirements are met for site survey and ultimately facility licensure.
To reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, DOH offers information and condom purchase forms for DC residents and businesses.
The Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD) licenses and regulates pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmaceutical distributors and suppliers. PCD also administers the District’s controlled substances registration program, which registers health professionals, pharmacies, and health facilities that receive, dispense and prescribe controlled substances in the District.
View the requirements and regulations regarding criminal background checks for applicants for an initial license, registration, or certification; renewal of a license, registration, or certification; reinstatement of a license registration or certification; or person going from an inactive status to active status.
DOH compiles and reports public health and safety data and statistics to help determine which diseases and illnesses need attention in the District of Columbia communities.
The national AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), provides HIV-related prescription drugs to underinsured and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The District of Columbia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (DC ADAP) is the part of ADAP that serves the Citizens in Washington, DC.
DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment to eligible District providers practicing in certified "Service Obligation Sites" for contract periods of two to four years.
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