Learn about the state-specific licensure requirements for home medical equipment providers.

Home Medical Equipment Licensure

States vary in their licensure requirements for hospice services. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have specific deeming information for hospice. 

Click on the states listed below to access resources about state-specific licensure requirements for hospice care. Note that the information below is to the best of CHAP’s knowledge. If you have further questions, please reach out or follow up with the applicable agency in your state.


State

HME License Required

Alabama

Yes

Alaska

No

Arizona

Yes

Arkansas

Yes

California

Yes

Colorado

Yes
Note: Accreditation Requirement

Connecticut

Yes

Delaware

No

District of Columbia

No

Florida

Yes

Georgia

No

Hawaii

No

Idaho

Yes

Illinois

Yes

Indiana

Yes

Iowa

No

Kansas

Yes

Kentucky

Yes

Louisiana

Yes

Maine

No

Maryland

Yes
With certain exceptions

Massachusetts

No

Michigan

Yes
If a manufacturer or wholesaler

Minnesota

No

Mississippi

Yes

Missouri

No

Montana

No

Nebraska

No

Nevada

Yes

New Hampshire

No

New Jersey

No

New Mexico

No

New York

No

North Carolina

Yes

North Dakota

Yes

Ohio

Yes

Oklahoma

No

Oregon

Yes

Pennsylvania

Yes

Rhode Island

No
Certificate of Need required for Medicaid

South Carolina

Yes

South Dakota

No

Tennessee

Yes

Texas

Yes

Utah

Yes

Vermont

No

Virginia

Yes

Washington

No

West Virginia

No

Wisconsin

No

Wyoming

No


 

Private Duty License

Alabama

No

Alaska

Yes

Arizona

No

Arkansas

No

California

Yes (January 1, 2015)

Colorado

Yes

Connecticut

Yes

Delaware

Yes

District of Columbia

Yes

Florida

Yes

Georgia

Yes

Hawaii

No

Idaho

No

Illinois

Yes (Accreditation Requirement)

Indiana

Yes

Iowa

No

Kansas

No

Kentucky

No

Louisiana

Yes

Maine

Yes

Maryland

Yes

Massachusetts

No

Michigan

No

Minnesota

Yes

Mississippi

No

Missouri

No

Montana

No

Nebraska

Yes

Nevada

Yes

New Hampshire

Yes

New Jersey

Yes

New Mexico

No

New York

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

North Dakota

Yes

Ohio

No

Oklahoma

Yes

Oregon

Yes

Pennsylvania

Yes

Rhode Island

Yes

South Carolina

Yes

South Dakota

No

Tennessee

Yes

Texas

Yes

Utah

Yes

Vermont

No

Virginia

Yes

Washington

Yes

West Virginia

No

Wisconsin

No

Wyoming

No