Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington

Q: I got a personal hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Is it legal to rent it out from my apartment with no medical qualifications?

I have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. I required a prescription to get it (in addition to about $10k) but it was easy to get. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not claim any official benefits and is done at anti-aging clinics, among other places. Can I run a business where people rent my chamber by the hour (they come to my apartment, use it, hand me cash, leave)? Or could I be sued? The chamber doesn't use enriched oxygen so there is no risk of explosions - it uses its own compressor and only goes to 1.3 atmospheres. Do I need people to sign a waiver?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The responses on this Q & A board are limited to brief general formats. This could be something for which you'd want to consider a more thorough consult with an attorney to address various issues, such as whether there are medical certifications, licenses, or other qualifications needed, other compliance issues, and what possible risks could arise. You mention absence of risk of explosions, but the more fundamental concerns could involve health risks and liabilities. Good luck

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