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Medical Gases Wholesale Distributor

A medical gas wholesale distributor is a wholesale distributor that is limited to the wholesale distribution of compressed medical gases to other than the consumer or patient.

Application Requirements:
  • What is a "Compressed Medical Gas"? "Compressed medical gas" means any liquefied or vaporized gas that is a prescription drug, including, without limitation, prescription medical oxygen (oxygen USP), whether it is alone or in combination with other gases.

  • Repackaging Compressed Medical Gas = Manufacturing. Repackaging compressed medical gases requires a manufacturer permit, as this permit is limited to the wholesale distribution of compressed medical gas in the original sealed container that was purchased by that wholesale distributor.

  • What is "repackaging"? The term includes repacking or otherwise changing the container, wrapper, or labeling to further the distribution of the compressed medical gas. In this context, transferring or trans-filling compressed medical gas from one container for another is also "repackaging".

  • Other Prescription Drug Activity Prohibited. A compressed medical gas wholesale distributor possess any prescription drug other than compressed medical gases - unless, of course, the person has other legal authorization appropriate for such activity.

  • Fire Inspection. If the applicant intends to take physical possession of compressed medical gases at the establishment, then the application must attach proof that the establishment has passed a fire inspection by the applicable state or local authorities.

  • APPLICATION: Please select below to apply via the online or paper application.

  • Department Inspection: Passing an onsite inspection by the Department is a prerequisite to issuance of this permit, unless the applicant holds a Compressed Medical Gas Manufacturer permit for the establishment.

  • License Term: Compressed Medical Gas Wholesale Distributor permits are valid through the last day of the initial issuance month in the second year of licensure. Example: A permit issued on September 12, 2011 would be valid through September 30, 2013.

  • Fee: The application and permitting fee is $600 for a two-year permit, plus a one-time pre-permit inspection fee of $150. Make checks payable to DBPR. The inspection fee applies only to new permits, and will not be assessed the applicant holds a Compressed Medical Gas Manufacturer permit for the establishment.

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics Program Office at 850.717.1800.

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