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

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DOH licenses and regulates the operation of Assisted Living Residencies (ALRs) and ensures DC residents' quality of life and their ability to age in a home-like setting.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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 90 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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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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