Section 40-9-30

Durable medical equipment; exemptions from certain taxes.

(a) As used in this section, the term "durable medical equipment" means equipment which can stand repeated use, is used to serve a purpose for medical reasons, and is appropriate and suitable for use in the home.

(b) Oxygen or durable medical equipment dispensed under orders from a duly licensed physician by a participating provider to a recipient of benefits under the Medicare program shall be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes.

(c) A provider who rents or leases oxygen or durable medical equipment to a recipient of benefits under the Medicare or Medicaid program under orders from a duly licensed physician shall be exempt from all state and local rental and leasing taxes.

(d) In addition to any other exemptions provided in subsection (b) or (c), any items used for the treatment of illness or injury or to replace all or part of a limb or internal body part purchased by or on behalf of an individual pursuant to a valid prescription and covered by and billed to Medicare, Medicaid, or a health benefit plan shall be exempt from state, county, and municipal sales, use and rental and leasing taxes, including, but not limited to, any of the following: Durable medical equipment, including repair parts and the disposable or single patient use supplies required for the use of the equipment; medical oxygen and related equipment and supplies; prosthetic and orthotic devices; and medical supplies, as defined and covered under the Medicare program, including, but not limited to, items such as catheters, catheter supplies, ostomy bags and supplies related to ostomy care, specialized wound care products, and similar items that are covered by and billed to Medicare, Medicaid, or a health benefit plan.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-353, p. 548, §§1-3; Act 2014-453, p. 1685, §1.)