District of Columbia Policy and Advocacy

In November, DCPCA submitted testimony on B22-0233 TeleHealth Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017. Our testimony voiced support for asynchronous store and forward services and remote patient monitoring Both hold the promise to provide care for patients when, where, and how they need it.

On the funding side, the DC Department of Health Care Finance released two Requests for Application related to Telehealth services. The first RFA focuses on telehealth development for Wards 7 and 8. The close date for applications is this Wednesday December 20th at 4 PM. For more information:


A second RFA focuses on telehealth for Medicaid recipients in shelters and/or those living in public housing. The deadline for this opportunity is January 5, 2018 at 4 PM.



“Coming next month: spotlight on TeleHealth/TeleMedicine innovations in DC Health Centers!”

Health Public Oversight Hearing

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Room 500

The Committee on Health will hold a Public Oversight Hearing on the following Matter:

“District of Columbia Health Systems Plan”?https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Web-Health-Systems-Plan-5-8.pdf

The Committee invites the public to testify at the hearing. Those who wish to testify should contact Malcolm Cameron, Committee Legislative Analyst at (202) 654-6179 or mcameron@dccouncil.us, and provide your name, organizational affiliation (if any), and title with the organization, preferably by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Committee of the Whole Public Hearing

Tuesday, 10/10/2017


Room 500

 The Committee of the Whole will hold a Public Hearing on the following Legislation:

  • B22-130, Paid Leave Compensation Act of 2017
  • B22-133, Universal Paid Leave Compensation for Workers Amendment Act of 2017
  • B22-302, Large Employer Paid-Leave Compensation act of 2017
  • B22-325, Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2017
  • B22-334, Universal Paid Leave Pay Structure Amendment Act of 2017

Those who wish to testify are asked to email the Committee of the Whole at cow@dccouncil.us, or call Christina Setlow, Deputy Committee Director at (202) 724-4865, and to provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by  close of business Thursday, October 5, 2017. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on October 5, 2017 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the  hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to three minutes; if an individual requires more time, he or she must contact the Committee of the Whole or Ms. Setlow to arrange for more time to testify. Copies of the legislation can be obtained through the Legislative  Services Division of the Secretary of the Council's office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.