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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > INDIANA BOARD OF PHARMACY > Licensee Information and Applications > Home Medical Equipment Services Providers ("HME") Information > What is a Home Medical Equipment Services Provider What is a Home Medical Equipment Services Provider

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: 

  1. is prescribed by a health care provider;
  2. sustains, restores, or supplants a vital bodily function; and
  3. is technologically sophisticated and requires individualized adjustment or regular maintenance.

The term includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Continuous passive motion (CPM) machines;
  2. Patient lift devices;
  3. Defibrillators;
  4. Manual wheelchairs;
  5. Hospital-bed accessories;
  6. Electronically controlled or computerized wheel chairs and seating systems that are sold.

This term does not include: 

  1. walkers;
  2. ambulatory aids;
  3. commodes; or
  4. any other home medical equipment determined by the Board.

Home Medical Equipment Services means the: 

  1. sale, rental, delivery, or installation; and
  2. installation, maintenance, and instruction in the use of medical equipment used by an individual that allows the individual to reside in a noninstitutional environment.

Additional Information
For questions regarding the Indiana HME license, please contact our office by e-mail at
pla4@pla.IN.gov.