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H.R. 1290: First Responder Medical Device Tax Relief Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 14, 2019.


First Responder Medical Device Tax Relief Act

This bill exempts a qualified emergency medical device from the excise tax on medical devices. The bill defines "qualified emergency medical device" as a medical device furnished by first responders or ambulance services in providing out-of-hospital or pre-hospital care, or transport to a medical care facility, for individuals with illnesses, injuries, or other medical emergencies or in need of medical transport, extrication, or evacuation.