Consumer Member - District of Columbia Health Boards and Commissions

Washington, DC
Health and Human Services
Entry Level

Consumer members play an important role by serving on District health boards and commissions, particularly health professions licensing, occupational licensing, and non-licensing health boards.

Please review the requirements listed below, and apply if you are interested in a mayoral appointment to serve as a consumer or public member position for a health board or commission.



  • Be a resident of the District at the time of appointment and while serving;



  • Be a resident of the District at the time of appointment and while serving;
  • Have children under the age of 5 years



In addition, consumer members for the Health Occupation Boards listed below are subject to the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years old;
  2. Not be a health professional or in training to become a health professional;
  3. Not have a household member who is a health professional or is in training to become a health professional;
  4. Not own, operate, or be employed in or have a household member who owns, operates, or is employed in a business which has as its primary purpose the sale of goods or services to health professionals or health-care facilities.

Within these requirements, the term "health professional" means any person licensed or permitted to practice a health occupation in the District that is regulated by any of the District health occupation boards. The term “household member” means a relative, by blood, marriage, or domestic partnership, or a ward of an individual who shares the individual’s actual residence.



  • Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Board of Chiropractic
  • Board of Dentistry
  • Board of Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Board of Long-Term Care Administration
  • Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Board of Massage Therapy
  • Board of Medicine
  • Board of Nursing
  • Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Board of Optometry
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Physical Therapy
  • Board of Podiatry
  • Board of Professional Counseling
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Respiratory Care
  • Board of Social Work
  • Board of Veterinary Medicine


If you are interested in an appointment to one of these DC boards and commissions, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will review all applications and contact select candidates to move forward. 


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