Laws Related to the Retail Sale of Syringes/Needles

Prescription MAY BE REQUIRED based on state of residence. Please see Important Note below.

Please read carefully, Purchasing syringes or needles from RiteWayMed.com, you are asserting that you are over 18 years of age and that you intend to use these syringes or needles for the treatment of diabetes or for another legitimate purpose. It is legal in most of the U.S. to purchase syringes and needles without a prescription. However, you are solely responsible for following the laws in your state. Riteway Medical reserves the right to refuse any order in the event that filling such order would violate any federal, state, or local law or regulation.

The information presented is not legal advice and categorizing laws in this way is subject to reviewer interpretation; it is not a comprehensive analysis of all the legal provisions that could implicate the legality of access to clean needles and syringes in a given jurisdiction. To view information for each state and the District of Columbia (DC), hover over a state on the map or view the table below. This map provides an assessment of whether a state or DC law exists that allows the retail sale of syringes and needles to PWID

One of three categories is indicated for each jurisdiction:

Yes: State has a law authorizing the retail sale of syringes and needles without a prescription and no direct prohibition on sales to Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID)

Potentially: State does not have a law prohibiting the retail sales of syringes and needles without a prescription nor a law prohibiting sales specifically to PWID

No: State has a law prohibiting the retail sale of syringes and needles without a prescription or they have a law prohibiting sales specifically to PWID

AlabamaPotentially
AlaskaPotentially
ArizonaPotentially
ArkansasPotentially
CaliforniaYesCalifornia law allows pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles and syringes to adults age 18 and older without a prescription. Adults anywhere in the state can also possess needles and syringes for personal use if they are provided by a pharmacy, doctor, or by an authorized syringe exchange program. Please visit the following link for complete Patient Information on California Syringe Regulations: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Documents/Patient%20Information%20Sheet_Sharps%20Disposal.pdf

Cal. Bus &. Prof. Code §4142; Cal. Bus &. Prof. Code §4145.5

ColoradoPotentially
ConnecticutYesThese states require a prescription for quantities over 10 syringes or needles. If you order over 10 syringes or needles from these states.

Conn. Gen. Stat. §21a-65

DelawareNoThese states require a prescription to order syringes or needles. If you order from one of these states, you must provide us with a prescription.

Del. Code tit. 16, §4762

District of ColumbiaPotentially
FloridaYesYou assert that you are not a minor. A minor is anyone under the age of 18.

Fla. Stat. §893.147

GeorgiaPotentially
HawaiiYesHaw. Rev. Stat. §325-21
IdahoPotentially
IllinoisYesIn Illinois a pharmacist must see a Photo ID to sell a patient syringes, due to this a prescription is required for all syringe purchases. All prescriptions must either be mailed to us at 7520 West Waters Avenue # 6 Tampa, Florida or called in by a doctor to 813-333-0363 or upload. We cannot accept faxed prescriptions.

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. §635/1

IndianaYes856 Ind. Admin. Code 2-6-18
IowaYesIowa Code §155A.21
KansasPotentially
KentuckyYesKy. Rev. Stat. Ann. §217.177
LouisianaYesLa. Admin. Code tit. 46, pt. LIII, §2509
MaineYesThese states require a prescription for quantities over 10 syringes or needles. If you order over 10 syringes or needles from these states, you must provide us with a prescription.

Me. Stat. tit. 32, §13781-A

MarylandYesMd. Code Regs. 10.13.08.01
MassachusettsYesMass. Gen. Laws ch. 94C, §27
MichiganPotentially
MinnesotaYesThese states require a prescription for quantities over 10 syringes or needles. If you order over 10 syringes or needles from these states, you must provide us with a prescription.

Minn. Stat. §325F.785; Minn. Stat. 151.40

MississippiPotentially
MissouriPotentially
MontanaPotentially
NebraskaYesNeb. Rev. Stat. §28-442
NevadaYesIn Nevada, you assert syringes or needles will be used for diabetic purposes or other legitimate purposes.

Nev. Rev. Stat. §454.480

New HampshireYesThese states require a prescription for quantities over 10 syringes or needles. If you order over 10 syringes or needles from these states, you must provide us with a prescription.

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §318:52-c

New JerseyYesThese states require a prescription to order syringes or needles. If you order from one of these states, you must provide us with a prescription.

N.J. Rev. Stat. §2C:36-6.2

New MexicoYesN.M. Stat. §30-31-25.1
New YorkYesIn New York a prescription is required. All prescriptions must either be mailed to us at 7520 West Waters Avenue # 6, Tampa, Florida or called in by a doctor to 813-333-0363. We cannot accept faxed prescriptions.

N.Y. Pub. Health Law §3381 (McKinney); N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 10, §80.137

North CarolinaPotentially
North DakotaPotentially
OhioYesOhio Rev. Code §3719.172
OklahomaPotentially
OregonYesOr. Rev. Stat. §475.525
PennsylvaniaYes49 Pa. Cons. Stat. §27.18
Rhode IslandYesR.I. Code R. §31-2-2:2.0
South CarolinaYesS.C. Code Ann. §44-53-930
South DakotaPotentially
TennesseeNoTenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1140-03-.12
TexasPotentially
UtahYesUtah Code §58-37a-5
VermontPotentially
VirginiaYesYou assert that you are not a minor. A minor is anyone under the age of 18.

Va. Code Ann. 54.1-3647

WashingtonYesWash. Rev. Code §70.115.050
West VirginiaPotentially
WisconsinPotentially
WyomingPotentially

Note: You must provide us with a prescription. Your doctor may provide us with a prescription via ePrescription, fax directly from his/her office to 1-813-466-7976, or via telephone call with one of our pharmacists 1-813-333-0363,  You may also mail your prescription directly to RiteWay Medical, 7520 West Waters Avenue # 6, Tampa, Florida – 33615