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Select here to view the Hospice Directory.

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Learn about hospital licensing, regulations, inspections and how to file a complaint. 

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Learn about immunization resources and programs.

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The DC Department of Health offers programs that provide services to parents and children in their own homes.

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Find information, resources and reporting instructions on a range of infectious diseases, including Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). 

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DC Health's Institutional Review Board for Public Health (IRBPH) protects the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities or data collected on human subjects conducted under the auspices of the Department of Health. 

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The Intermediate Care Facilities Division (ICFD) licenses group homes for persons with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities residing in the District of Columbia. 

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Licensed intermediate care facilities are available for those with intellectual disabilities, providing a home-like environment that offers the necessary staff, programs, support services and equipment for their care and habilitation.

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The DC 30/ J-1 Waiver encourages international medical graduates to practice in underserved areas of the District for three years in exchange for a waiver of the J-1 visa home residency requirement.

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See a list of Licensing Boards that review application packages and determine license eligibility.

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Things you can do for a healthier liver, and a list of herbs linked to liver damage.

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Information and resources about HIV to share and consider with your treating physician as part of your disease management plan.

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The DC Board of Marriage and Family Therapy regulates the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy in the District.  The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law.  The Board also evaluates qualifications, and recommends standards and procedures.  Moreover, the Bo

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The Board of Massage Therapy regulates the practice of massage therapy, including licensing massage therapists. The Board advises the Mayor, evaluates applicants' qualifications, and recommends standards and procedures.

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Get an application for a maternity center license; view regulations and a directory of maternity centers; or file a complaint.

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Learn about The Emergency Medical Service Advisory Committee (EMSAC).

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Qualifying patients in DC have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes.

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The mission of the DC Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to establish a network of local volunteers who are willing to donate their time and expertise to supplement existing public health and medical resources during emergencies and other times of community need.

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See background information and court documents from medicine disciplinary actions taken against practitioners. 

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The Microbiology Division provides testing support which includes a microbial reference section for all sentinel hospitals in the District, food and environmental microbiology testing and the PulseNet laboratory for microbial genotyping, salmonella, E. coli and Bacillus species.

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