For more information regarding the statutes and rules regulating home medical equipment services providers, please review them below.
For legal interpretations, please refer to your legal counsel; the Board office does not interpret the rules and regulations.
IC 25-26-21; 856 IAC 1-39: Home Medical Equipment Service Providers
Home Medical Equipment means equipment that:
- is prescribed by a health care provider;
- sustains, restores, or supplants a vital bodily function; and
- is technologically sophisticated and requires individualized adjustment or regular maintenance.
The term includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Continuous passive motion (CPM) machines;
- Patient lift devices;
- Manual wheelchairs;
- Hospital-bed accessories;
- Electronically controlled or computerized wheel chairs and seating systems that are sold.
This term does not include:
- ambulatory aids;
- commodes; or
- any other home medical equipment determined by the Board.
Home Medical Equipment Services means the:
- sale, rental, delivery, or installation; and
- installation, maintenance, and instruction in the use of medical equipment used by an individual that allows the individual to reside in a noninstitutional environment.
For questions regarding the Indiana HME license, please contact our office by e-mail at pla4@pla.IN.gov.