From an old HS buddy (also a Navy Man) now in healthcare:
Texas law makes almost any item with a doctors prescription exempt from
(most details at : RULE §3.284 Drugs, Medicines, Medical Equipment, and
Devices (Tax Code §151.313) Item 11 is the sort of catch all.
What is most odd item you have been asked for a prescription for purely for
Sellers of the Select Comfort beds, and hot tub/spa dealers are very aware
of this law. Presciption needed for bed, letter and presciption needed for
Oddest request received at clinic where I work: one for in ground pool,
heated and deep enough for water aerobics.
While I don’t notice it on that list, food for helper animals is exempt
from sales tax.
Interesting also, repair parts for devices are exempt, but not
*improvements*. If you replace like for like wheel on a walker, it is tax
free. Replace with improved wheel-taxable.
I’ve never been asked to write a prescription for anything like that in the ED, but I’d be willing to bet my office-based colleagues have. Care to share?
*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*