Code of the District of Columbia

§ 44–503. Authority of Mayor.

(a) The Mayor shall:

(1) Ensure that licensing rules are consistent with certificate of need rules and that both are designed to facilitate the goals and objectives of the District of Columbia’s state health plan and certificate of need program; and

(2) Conduct an initial inventory of facilities to determine actual physical bed capacity and operating bed capacity.

(b) The Mayor shall have the authority to license bed capacity by specific, well-defined services. For hospitals, licensure by type of service shall be limited to the following categories: Medical/surgical; ICU/coronary care; OB/GYN; nursery; intermediate neonatal and neonatal intensive care; pediatrics; alcoholism/chemical dependency; rehabilitation; and psychiatric.