Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter XII. Transitional Provisions.


§ 3–1212.01. Transfer of personnel, records, property, and funds.

(a) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Dental Examiners are transferred to the Board of Dentistry established by this chapter.

(b) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Commission on Licensure to Practice the Healing Arts are transferred to the Board of Medicine established by this chapter.

(c) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Nurses’ Examining Board are transferred to the Board of Nursing established by this chapter.

(d) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators are transferred to the Board of Nursing Home Administration established by this chapter.

(e) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice are transferred to the Board of Occupational Therapy established by this chapter.

(f) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Optometry are transferred to the Board of Optometry established by this chapter.

(g) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Physical Therapists Examining Board are transferred to the Board of Physical Therapy established by this chapter.

(h) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Pharmacy are transferred to the Board of Pharmacy established by this chapter.

(i) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Podiatry Examiners are transferred to the Board of Podiatry established by this chapter.

(j) The personnel, records, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other funds which relate primarily to the functions of the Board of Psychologist Examiners are transferred to the Board of Psychology established by this chapter.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1201, 33 DCR 729.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3311.1.


§ 3–1212.02. Members of boards abolished.

Members of boards or commissions abolished by section 1104 shall serve as members of the successor boards to which their functions are transferred until the expiration of their terms or the appointment of their successors, whichever occurs first.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1202, 33 DCR 729; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 26(a), 35 DCR 147.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3311.2.

References in Text

“Section 1104”, referred to near the beginning of the section, is § 1104 of D.C. Law 6-99, which repealed Chapters 12, 17, 18, and 22 of Title 2 Chapters 21, 23, 24, and 26 of Title 3, 2001 Ed. and §§ 2-1301 to 2-1343 [§§ 3-2901 to 3-2943, 2001 Ed.].


§ 3–1212.03. Pending actions and proceedings; existing rules and orders.

(a) No suit, action, or other judicial proceeding lawfully commenced by or against any board or commission specified in section 1104, or against any member, officer or employee of the board or commission in the official capacity of the officer or employee, shall abate by reason of the taking effect of this chapter, but the court or agency, unless it determines that survival of the suit, action, or other proceeding is not necessary for purposes of settlement of the question involved, shall allow the suit, action, or other proceeding to be maintained, with substitutions as to parties as are appropriate.

(b) No disciplinary action against a health professional or other administrative action or proceeding lawfully commenced shall abate solely by reason of the taking effect of any provision of this chapter, but the action or proceeding shall be continued with substitutions as to parties and officers or agencies as are appropriate.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all rules and orders promulgated by the boards abolished by this act shall continue in effect and shall apply to their successor boards until the rules or orders are repealed or superseded.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1203, 33 DCR 729; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 26(b), 35 DCR 147.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3311.3.

References in Text

“Section 1104”, referred to near the beginning of subsection (a), is § 1104 of D.C. Law 6-99, which repealed Chapters 12, 17, 18, and 22 of Title 2 [Chapters 21, 23, 24, and 26 of Title 3, 2001 Ed.] and § 2-1301 to 2-1343 [§§ 3-2901 to 3-2943, 2001 Ed.]. “This act”, referred to near the middle of subsection (c), is D.C. Law 6-99.


§ 3–1212.04. Physical therapy assistants; references thereto.

For a period of 12 months following March 6, 2007, all references to a physical therapy assistant shall be deemed to refer to a person meeting the requirements for licensure in the District, regardless of whether that person is licensed in fact.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1204; as added Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-220, § 2(f), 53 DCR 10216.)


§ 3–1212.05. Individuals already practicing.

An individual who was engaged in practice as an assisted living administrator, athletic trainer, home health care administrator, personal fitness trainer, veterinary technician, veterinary euthanasia technician, audiology assistant, speech-language pathology assistant, or a speech-language pathology clinical fellow before March 26, 2014, may engage in that practice, regardless of whether that person is licensed, for a period of one year following March 26, 2014.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 1205; as added Mar. 26, 2014, D.C. Law 20-96, § 102(t), 61 DCR 1184.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-96 added this section.