Washington DC Home Health & Hospice License Requirements

Home Health: License required; Certificate of Need approval required



Hospice: License required

Renewal of License

For renewal of license – a CHAP comprehensive survey can be utilized as proof of compliance in lieu of a state licensure survey.  (DC ST § 44-505 –“(b) After initial licensure the Mayor shall conduct an on-site inspection as a precondition to licensure renewal, except that the Mayor may accept accreditation by a private accrediting body, federal certification for participation in a health-insurance or medical assistance program, or federal qualification of a health maintenance organization as evidence of, and in lieu of inspecting for, compliance with any or all of the provisions of this subchapter and rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter that incorporate or are substantially similar to applicable standards or conditions of participation established by that body or the federal government. Acceptance of private accreditation by the Mayor shall be contingent on the facility’s or agency’s:

  1. Notifying the Mayor of all survey and resurvey dates no later than 5 days after it receives notice of these dates;
  2. Permitting authorized government officials to accompany the survey team; and
  3. Submitting to the Mayor a copy of the certificate of accreditation, all survey findings, recommendations, and reports, plans of correction, interim self-survey reports, notices of noncompliance, progress reports on correction of noncompliances, preliminary decisions to deny or limit accreditation, and all other similar documents relevant to the accreditation process, no later than 5 days after their receipt by the facility or agency or submission to the accrediting body.)

DC Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street

NE, Washington, DC 20002

Contact Information:

Email: doh@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 442-5955