Code of the District of Columbia

§ 10–1502. Health care facility; acreage set aside, development.

(a) Approximately 2 acres within Reservation 13 shall be set aside for the development of a new health care facility, which may include emergency care services, primary and specialty care physician offices, ambulatory surgery, diagnostic imaging, laboratories, or health education. Upon completion of the development of the health care facility, any excess land set aside for the facility shall be available for development.

(b)(1) The Mayor is authorized to issue a request for proposals for the development of a health care facility on the acreage set aside and to enter into any contract or agreement necessary to enable the construction and operation of the facility.

(2) Interested bidders shall be allowed to submit proposals for both constructing and operating the health care facility.


(Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-300, § 3, 50 DCR 406; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-288, § 201, 54 DCR 976.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-288, rewrote this section, which formerly read:

“Approximately 2 acres within the Independence Avenue District of Reservation 13 shall be set aside for the development of a new full-service hospital, including approximately 200 beds, an emergency department with level 1 trauma care, general pediatric care, behavioral health services including substance abuse and mental health, long-term or transitional care capability, outpatient diagnostic and ambulatory care, and specialty clinic services.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see §§ 2 and 3 of National Capital Medical Center Negotiation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-229, November 25, 2003, 50 DCR 10720).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see §§ 2, 3 of National Capital Medical Center Negotiation Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-96, March 10, 2004, law notification 51 DCR 3616).

Editor's Notes

Sections 2 and 3 of D.C. Law 15-178 provided:

“Sec. 2. (a) Pursuant to the National Capital Medical Center Negotiation Emergency Act of 2003, effective November 25, 2003 (D.C. Act 15-229; 50 DCR 10720), the Mayor transmitted to the Council a proposed memorandum of understanding between the District of Columbia government and Howard University, dated January 15, 2004, for Council approval.

“(b) The Council hereby approves the memorandum of understanding between the District of Columbia government and Howard University, dated January 15, 2004.

“Sec. 3. The Mayor shall submit by proposed resolution to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess, which review period shall begin on the 1st day following its receipt by the Office of the Secretary, the final plan (‘plan’) to finance, construct, manage, and operate the National Capital Medical Center. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed resolution within the 45-day review period, the proposed resolution, and thereby the plan, shall be deemed disapproved.”