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
If you are not sure if you have an LAF on file, you can check the LAF page in your online account dashboard. 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.

 


Frequently Asked Questions


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.