Procedure for Certification

The Utility may require that:
  • The customer have a medical doctor or a person who is osteopath-licensed to practice medicine in the State of California provide the Utility with a letter, acceptable to the Utility, describing the type of regularly required life support device and the utilization requirement in detail
  • County, State, or Federal agencies, using an established notification letter to electric utilities, provide the Utility with information relative to patients who regularly require the use of life support devices in the house
Upon the above certification, the Utility will estimate the monthly consumption of the particular life support device, given the usual hours of operation per month, and within 30 days add the incremental estimated monthly usage to the customer's lifeline quantity.

The Utility may require a new or renewed application and/or certification as needed in the opinion of the Utility.