Is it Legal to Sell Diabetic Test Strips?

Sell Diabetic Test Strips

Is it Legal to Sell Diabetic Test Strips?

Under most circumstances it is 100% legal to sell diabetic test strips. There are, however, a few cases in which is would not be legal to sell diabetic test strips.

  1. If Medicaid or Medicare pays for your diabetic test strips it is against the law for you to resell them.  People on Medicaid and Medicare get their diabetic testing supplies paid for by the government so they can not be sold. To identify if your test strips were paid for by the government there will be a red stripe on the box indicating that it has been paid for by Medicaid or Medicare.
  2. You can not sell expired, used test strips, or test strips that have been tampered with. Any test strip that has been compromised and can not be safely used can not be sold. If you sell diabetic test strips that have been tampered with and someone is harmed from using them, you can be held legally responsible.
  3. It not legal to sell diabetic test strips that are not rightfully yours. If you steal diabetic someones diabetic test strips and then sell them you are breaking the law. You can, however, sell diabetic test strips that you have acquired from another person. For example, if your diabetic mother passes away, it is legal to sell diabetic test strips she has left behind.

If you have legally acquired your test strips by purchasing them or if you acquired the test strips as a gift, you can legally sell them as long as they have not expired or been tampered with.

All items listed above can be legally donated.

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