Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter VIII. Miscellaneous Provisions.


§ 7–1208.01. Penalties under other laws.

Any civil liability or criminal penalty imposed for violation of this chapter is, in addition to and not in lieu of, any civil or administrative remedy, penalty or sanction otherwise authorized by law. This chapter and the penalties prescribed for violations of this chapter shall not supersede but shall supplement all statutes of the District government and the United States government in which similar conduct is prohibited or regulated.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 801, 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2071.

1973 Ed., § 6-1643.


§ 7–1208.02. Prescriptions.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as limiting or interfering with District of Columbia, state or federal regulation and monitoring of the handling and dispensing of prescription drugs.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 802, 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2072.

1973 Ed., § 6-1644.


§ 7–1208.03. Authority of the Commission on Mental Health.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to the operations of the Commission on Mental Health.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 803, 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2073.

1973 Ed., § 6-1645.


§ 7–1208.04. Prohibition against waiver.

Any consent or agreement purporting to waive the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be against public policy and void.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 804, 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2074.

1973 Ed., § 6-1646.


§ 7–1208.05. [Reserved].


§ 7–1208.06. Conflict with federal law.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed or applied to necessarily require or excuse noncompliance with any provision of any federal law.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 806, 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2075.

1973 Ed., § 6-1647.


§ 7–1208.07. Effective date.

The provisions of this chapter shall take effect pursuant to § 1-206.02(c)(1) and shall govern all mental health information regardless of when such information came into existence. However, the provisions of this chapter which create liabilities shall only apply to acts or failures to act which occur on or after the effective date.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 807(a), 25 DCR 5055.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2076.

1973 Ed., § 6-1648.