Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
425.0000 PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES—Regulation 1591
(b) SPECIFIC ITEMS CLASSIFIED.
425.1000 Wright Linear Pumps. Wright Linear Pumps are used to reduce the size of an arm or a leg (swollen due to intractable edema) by squeezing the fluid back into circulation by using a sleeve or trouser like appliance. All treatment is pursuant to a doctor's order and may be done in a clinic or away from the clinic.
It has previously been determined that such compression devices are neither orthotic or prosthetic devices as defined in Regulation 1591 (b)(4,5). They do not serve as a brace, support, or correction, for the body structure nor replace or assist in the functioning of a natural part of the body nor are they fully worn on the body. Therefore, they are appliances, devices, or articles described in Regulation 1591(c), sales of which are subject to tax. 5/20/93.