Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter III. Administration.


§ 3–1203.01. Administration.

The boards established by this chapter shall be under the administrative control of the Mayor.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 301, 33 DCR 729.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3303.1.


§ 3–1203.02. Responsibilities of Mayor.

The Mayor shall be responsible for:

(1) Planning, developing, and maintaining procedures to ensure that the boards receive administrative support, including staff and facilities, sufficient to enable them to perform their responsibilities;

(2) Processing and providing licenses as required and approved by the boards;

(3) Providing investigative and inspection services;

(4) Holding hearings on cases pursuant to guidelines established in § 3-1205.19 when requested to do so by the board, and appointing hearing officers to enable the boards to hold hearings;

(5) Furnishing expert services in noncompliance cases brought in an administrative or court proceeding;

(6) Providing budgetary and personnel services;

(7) Maintaining central files of records pertaining to licensure, inspections, investigations, and other matters requested by the boards;

(8) Furnishing facilities and staff for hearings and other proceedings;

(9) Providing information to the public concerning licensing requirements and procedures;

(10) Publishing and distributing procedural manuals concerning licensing and inspections and other materials prepared by the boards;

(11) Assisting, supplying, furnishing, and performing other administrative, clerical, and technical support the Mayor determines is necessary or appropriate;

(12) Issuing rules, as the Mayor may periodically determine to be necessary to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of the District, for the temporary licensure for a fixed period of time not to exceed 90 days and under conditions to be prescribed by the Mayor by rule, of applicants for licensure to practice a health occupation in the District, except the Mayor may provide for the issuance of temporary licenses to applicants for licensure to practice social work and marriage and family therapy for a period not to exceed 1 year, and to applicants for licensure to practice as anesthesiologist assistants for a period not to exceed 2 years;

(13) Making necessary rules relating to the administrative procedures of the boards; and

(14) Issuing all rules necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 302, 33 DCR 729; Oct. 1, 1992, D.C. Law 9-165, § 2, 39 DCR 5817; Mar. 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-88, § 2(e), 50 DCR 10999; Mar. 16, 2005, D.C. Law 15-237, § 2(d), 51 DCR 10593; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, § 17(b), 53 DCR 6794.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3303.2.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 3-1205.04.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 15-88, in par. (12), substituted “social work and marriage and family therapy” for “social work”.

D.C. Law 15-237, in par. (12), substituted “to exceed 1 year, and to applicants for licensure to practice as anesthesiologist assistants for a period not to exceed 2 years;” for “exceeding 1 year;”.

D.C. Law 16-191, in par. (12), validated a previously made technical correction.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985 Temporary Licensure of Social Workers Emergency Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Act 9-148, January 28, 1992, 39 DCR 714). Section 3 of D.C. Act 9-148 provided that any 90-day temporary licenses to practice social work issued prior to January 28, 1992, shall be extended automatically for a period of 1 year from the date the license was issued, subject to any conditions prescribed by the mayor pursuant to § 302(12) of the act.

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985 Temporary Licensure of Social Workers Temporary Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-92, April 8, 1992, law notification 39 DCR 2858).

Editor's Notes

District of Columbia Nursing Home Advisory Commission established: See Mayor’s Order 88-60, March 15, 1988.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to the “District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985”, see Mayor’s Order 98-140, August 20, 1998 ( 45 DCR 6593).