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08/02/10   |   By

DC Nursing Homes: How to Report Abuse or Neglect | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies health care facilities for compliance with state and federal health and safety standards. Facilities include nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, dialysis centers, ambulatory surgical centers, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, and laboratories. The Health Care Facilities Division (“HCFD”) is charged with conducting regular on-site surveys to ensure health, safety, sanitation, fire, and quality of care requirements. HCFD identifies deficiencies that may affect state licensure.

The D.C. government publishes a list of nursing home facilities in DC and also has a list of home health agencies in DC. A family member, friend or even the resident can file a complaint on line or can call the DC Hotline 202-442-5833.

If you or a loved one have suffered from an abusive or negligent healthcare experience, contact the legal team at Regan Zambri & Long PLLC at 202-463-3030 for a free consultation.

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