Home Medical Equipment (HME) Providers

Brian O. Smith  
Manager, Long Term Care Services Unit

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive MS#33
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Florida Relay Service (TDD): (800) 955-8771
Phone: (850) 412-4303
Email: LTCStaff@ahca.myflorida.com

Any person or entity that offers to sell or rent to a consumer any home medical equipment and provides equipment related services such as delivery, set up and maintenance of the equipment.


Accrediting Organization Web Address Accredited for State Licensure Accredited Option for Medicare Certification
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) http://www.achc.org/ Yes No
Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) http://www.bocusa.org/ Yes No
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) http://www.chapinc.org/ Yes No
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) http://www.info.hqaa.org/ Yes


The Compliance Team (TCT) http://www.thecomplianceteam.org/ Yes


The Joint Commission http://www.jointcommission.org/ Yes No
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 400.933(2)(a), the Agency shall accept, in lieu of its own periodic inspections for licensure, submission of the following: (a) The survey or inspection of an accrediting organization, provided the accreditation of the licensed home medical equipment provider is not provisional and provided the licensed home medical equipment provider authorizes release of, and the agency receives the report of, the accrediting organization An HME Provider physically located outside of Florida must submit documentation of accreditation in accordance with section 400.931(2), F.S.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Statutes(F.S.)

State Rules - Florida Administrative Code (F. A. C.)

State Regulation Set used by surveyors (O-2.01, Home Medical Equipment)

Licensure Application and Related Forms

Background Screening information

Emergency Management Planning