|Are Sales Tax Permits Required? Yes|
If any “Retail” DME is sold, they will need a sellers permit. If
Wholesaler only, they will not need one. Used to report state sales tax.
(Most suppliers will need this) CA State Board of Equalization 916-445-7732.
|Respiratory Therapist License? No|
|Sales Tax Permit Exception Documents? No|
|Orthotist/Prosthetist Licenses? No|
|DME Supplier License? Yes|
Issued through CA Dept. of Health, 916-322-2632 All DME suppliers must have a HMDR , “Home Medical Device Retailer”
EXCEPTIONS: Manufactures, wholesale distributors, if not selling directly to patient, licensed pharmacies,
licensed nursing home, physician, or hospital; or providing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) only.
EXCEPTION: A physical therapist can prescribe and provide TENS UNITS to patients. If the physical therapist has a DME business separate from the practice, he would need both the HMDR license and Exemptee license.
Additional: MUST HAVE a EXEMPTEE HMDR , or a Pharmacist license, if providing the following items: Legend devices (RX only label), oxygen, TENS units, CPAP, Nutritional feeding kits (w/syringes), IV pumps. (Any item that has a caution (legend) that is only for sale by or by order of a physician. It is not an item that can be purchased over the counter but must be prescribed.) The EXEMPTEE or Pharmacist must be an employee and under full control of these items during dispensing of prescription devices. To verify renewal of HMDR and /or exemptee, email MDSUSection@cdph.ca.gov.
Out of state suppliers only need the HMDR License if providing Legend devices.
|Nursing Facility License? No|
|Pharmacy License? No|
If a wholesaler they need a Wholesaler Permit from Board of Pharmacy if distributing legends devices as described above
|Nursing Home Administrator License? No|
|Controlled Substances License? No|
|Hospital License? No|
|Oxygen License? No|
Need a exemptee HMDR or Pharmacist license if providing oxygen. In addition, if transfilling, the "Drug Manufacturing License" issued by the CA Department of Health is required.
|Home Health Agency License? No|
|Medical Licenses? No|
“Furniture and bedding retailer” license has been replaced by HMDR since 1/02