Prosthetic Devices Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 CFR 440. 120 [Title 42, Public Health, Chapter IV,Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, SubChapter C, Medical Assistance Programs, Part 440, Services, General Provisions, Subpart A, Definitions], prosthetic devices means “replacement, corrective, or supportive devices prescribed by a physician or other licensed practitioner of the healing arts within the scope of his practice as defined by State law to:

  • Artificially replace a missing portion of the body
  • Prevent or correct physical deformity or malfunction; or
  • Support a weak or deformed portion of the body".