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Application package and information for pharmacy professional licenses.

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Learn how to become a Physical Therapy Assistant.

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The Board of Physical Therapy regulates the practice of physical therapy in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. 

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The DC Board of Medicine regulates physician assistants. The application comes to the Board through the advisory committee. 

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DC Code § 903.1 states:  “No person or persons shall keep or cause to be kept any pigeons within the District, without a permit form the Mayor.”

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Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)

For more information about POWAB, faith initiatives, health fairs and/or HIV related information contact Regina Jefferson by calling 202-671-5063 or email [email protected] .

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The Board of Podiatry regulates the practice of podiatry in DC. 

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The DC Board of Medicine regulates Polysomnography. The application comes to the Board through the advisory committee. 

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Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

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The District of Columbia Department of Health provides services to women to assist them if they are pregnant or want to know if they are pregnant. 

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) aims to improve the District’s ability to identify and reduce diversion of prescription drugs.

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To ensure the District’s Primary Care workforce meets DC residents’ need for primary care, the DOH engages in and provides funding, as available, for projects related to developing the Districts primary care workforce, including both clinical and non-clinical fields.

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The Board of Professional Counseling ("the Board") regulates the practice of professional counseling in DC. The Board administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications, recommends standards and procedures, and issues licenses.

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DC Health provides application packages and instructions for professional licenses and certification.

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Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) is a 5-year initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

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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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The Board of Psychology regulates the practice of psychology in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. 

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You don’t have to be a professional EMS responder to help save a life! There is a lot that you can do, like learning how to perform CPR.

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