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Home Medical Device Retailer Licensing Program

Welcome to the home page for the Home Medical Device Retailer (HMDR) licensing program. The HMDR program is mandated by Assembly Bill 1496 of the 1999-2000 legislative session. This program licenses California HMDR facilities and registers Out-of-State HMDR facilities. In-State HMDR facilities supply prescription medical devices or durable medical equipment for use in the home to treat acute or chronic illnesses or injuries. Out-of-State HMDR facilities must supply prescription medical devices in order to qualify for the registration. The HMDR program also licenses exemptees that are required to be on staff in lieu of a pharmacist at facilities selling prescription medical devices as described under California and Federal medical device laws. The link below will provide fill-in online application forms that can be completed, then printed and mailed to the branch. A second link is provided below to provide direct access to an abstract of the California Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law that provides for the regulation of the HMDR industry. Additionally, a link to a list of Frequently Asked Questions is provided for convenient reference for the public and the HMDR industry. Please contact the home medical device retail desk at (916) 650-6500 should you have further questions. If you wish to inquire about a firm that may be licensed as a Home Medical Device Retailer, please use the following form: LICENSE/REGISTRATION VERIFICATION REQUEST. Please follow the instructions on the form which can be filled out online, but the form must be printed and forwarded by regular mail to the address indicated on the form. 


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Last modified on: 4/15/2016 3:39 PM