California HMDR Laws

The Home Medical Device Retailer (HMDR) licensing program is administered as part of the Medical Device Safety Section and is governed by law found in the California Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law.  The Sherman Law was amended in the 1999-2000 legislative session to establish the HMDR licensing program.  This section of the Sherman Law can be found by following the link below.”

View the CA Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law (FDB)

In case you didn’t know:
The HMDR 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.

Go to The Designated Representative and Exemptee Training Website

HMDR Exemptee Training
California HMDR Exemptee training certification course for home medical device retailers (approved by the California Department of Public Health – Food and Drug Branch)
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