LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training for DC Healthcare Professionals

Fulfills LGBTQ Cultural Competency Requirements (D.C. Law 21-95)
LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2016.


LGBTQ Cultural CompetencyWorking with LGBTQ Patients (Cultural Competency) – 2 Hours
Course Curriculum: Click Here  (Mandatory)
Printable (pdf) Certificate 
$15
District of Columbia Pharmacy CE Working with LGBTQ Patients in Pharmacy Settings – 2 Hours
Program Announcement: Click Here | (Mandatory)
Printable PDF Certificate – Report to CPE Monitor
$15
LGBTQ Cultural Competency (New Mandatory Requirements):

D.C. Law 21-95 requires that any continuing education requirements for the practice of any health occupation licensed, registered, or certified by a Health Occupation Board include two (2) credits of instruction on cultural competency or specialized clinical training focusing on patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, or question their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (“LGBTQ”). The instruction required shall, at a minimum, provide information and skills to enable a health professional to care effectively and respectfully for patients who
identify as LGBTQ.

The instruction required by subparagraph, at a minimum, provide information and skills to enable a health professional to care effectively and respectfully for patients who identify as LGBTQ, which may include:

  • (i) Specialized clinical training relevant to patients who identify as LGBTQ, including training on how to use cultural information and terminology to establish clinical relationships;
  • (ii) Training that improves the understanding and application, in a clinical setting, of relevant data concerning health disparities and risk factors for patients who identify as LGBTQ;
  • (iii) Training that outlines the legal obligations associated with treating patients who identify as LGBTQ;
  • (iv) Best practices for collecting, storing, using, and keeping confidential, information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • (v) Best practices for training support staff regarding the treatment of patients who identify as LGBTQ and their families;
  • (vi) Training that improves the understanding of the intersections between systems of oppression and discrimination and improves the recognition that those who identify as LGBTQ may experience these systems in varying degrees of intensity; and
  • (vii) Training that addresses underlying cultural biases aimed at improving the provision of nondiscriminatory care for patients who identify as LGBTQ.”

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