A use involving the on-site licensed provision of medical diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of illness or disease of humans. These facilities may provide medical or surgical care to patients or offer overnight care.

  • Examples: include, but are not limited to: dentist, doctor, optician, hospitals, clinics, or medical offices. This use category also includes any facility that meets the definition for and is licensed under the District of Columbia Health Care and Community Residence Facility, Hospice and Home Care Licensure Act of 1983, effective February 24, 1984 (D.C. Law 5-48; D.C. Official Code §§ 44-501 et seq.); and
  • Exceptions: This use category does not include uses which more typically would fall within the community-based institutional facility or emergency shelter use category.
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