Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2885.03. General prohibitions.

(a)-(c)Repealed.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, maintain, open or establish a pharmacy within the District of Columbia without first having obtained a license or registration from the Mayor.

(e) Repealed.

(f) It shall be unlawful for any establishment or institution, or any part thereof, that does not provide services of the practice of pharmacy, as defined within this part, to use or have upon it, or displayed within it, or affixed to or used in connection with it, a sign bearing the word or words “pharmacy,” “apothecary,” “drugstore,” “druggist,” or any word or words of similar or like import which would tend to indicate that the practice of pharmacy is being conducted in the establishment or institution.


(Sept. 16, 1980, D.C. Law 3-98, § 4, 27 DCR 3528; Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1102(b), 33 DCR 729; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 302, 59 DCR 6190.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2003.

1981 Ed., §§ 2-2004, 2-2005.

Effect of Amendments

Section 302 of D.C. Law 19-171 enacted this subchapter into law.

Editor's Notes

Section 302 of D.C. Law 19-171 enacted this subchapter into law.