Georgia's Durable Medical Equipment License
The State of Georgia Board of Pharmacy is currently working on rules and applications for a Durable Medical Equipment License.
Senate Bill 41 amending Code Section 26-4-5 of Chapter 4 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated added new language defining durable medical equipment as: " equipment for which a prescription is required, including repair and replacement parts for such equipment, and which: (A) Can withstand repeated use; (B) Has an expected life of at least three years; (C) Is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose; (D) Generally is not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury; and (E) Is appropriate for use in the home." Bill 41 also provides for licensure of suppliers of durable medical equipment.
This law went into effect on July 1st of 2017. As mentioned, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy is promulgating rules and a license application to implement Bill 41. LicenseLogix is continuing to monitor this development.