License Authorization Form (LAF) Details

What is an LAF?

A License Authorization Form (LAF) is a form that can be completed to allow your account to purchase a number of medical devices and pharmaceuticals under the licensure of your Medical Director, Pharmacist-in-Charge, or your own prescriptive authority.

 

Why do I need to submit an LAF?

In order to comply with federal and state regulations, Emergency Medical Products is required to keep an LAF on file for each shipping address that orders pharmaceuticals, narcotics, IV or irrigation fluids and select medical devices. A full list of states that require licensing for medical devices (also known as legend devices) is listed below in the FAQs. All 50 states require licensing for prescription drugs (including kits) and select medical devices. If you order for multiple locations, each unique shipping address will require an LAF.

 

How does this affect my existing order?

You may continue with your purchase while we process your completed form. We typically process these forms in 48 hours and will reach out to you directly with any questions or concerns.

 

Submitting an LAF

If you would like to purchase an item that requires an LAF and do not already have one on file, please follow the steps listed below.

  1. Download the License Authorization Form (LAF)
  2. Print and complete the LAF
  3. Scan the completed LAF, and email to customerlicense@buyemp.com

For further questions, please contact Customer Service. You may also email the licensing team directly at customerlicense@buyemp.com.
 

Note: Not all products on our website show they require an LAF today, as an LAF may be only required if a customer is purchasing from a specific state and/or purchasing the product for personal use. If this situation occurs, our Customer Licensing team will reach out to you.

 

How will I know if my LAF has been approved?

If you already submitted your LAF, our licensing team will follow up with you within 24-48 business hours via email (or phone, if email is not provided) to let you know your LAF has been approved. If there are any issues with your LAF, our licensing team will email or call you.

 

How often do I need to provide an LAF?

A new LAF is required when:

  1. There’s a change in Medical Director for your facility
  2. The state medical license and/or DEA license on file has expired or changed and it has been longer than one year since the last LAF was submitted
  3. You’ve added a new location (shipping address) to your account

 

Have questions?

Check out our FAQs below, or reach out to our Customer Licensing team:
customerlicense@buyemp.com
800.558.6270

 

FAQs

What is a prescription drug?
Prescription drugs include any pharmaceutical containing a label/legend reading “Caution: Federal (U.S.A) law prohibits dispensing without a prescription” or “RX only”.

What is a legend device (also called prescription device)?

Legend devices include any item containing a label/legend reading “Caution: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a (licensed practitioner)” or “RX only”.  This includes anything invasive and anything that can be hooked up to oxygen regardless of whether the O2 hookup is needed to operate the device.

What states regulate the sale of legend devices?
Currently there are 21 states that regulate the sale of prescription or legend devices. They are: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, IA, ID, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MT, ND, NH, NV, OR, PA, SC, TN and TX.

My doctor has given me a prescription for a legend device or medication. Will you accept this?
Because we are a wholesale distributor and not a retail pharmacy, we are not licensed to sell prescription items directly to a patient in any state.  If you are having trouble locating a provider for this item, we recommend contacting your insurance carrier.