Any medical device used to sustain life or relied upon for mobility (as determined by a licensed qualified medical practitioner). Equipment must be used in the home. Generally, equipment used for therapy does not qualify for Medical Baseline Allotment.
Life-support equipment includes respirators (oxygen concentrators), iron lungs, hemodialysis machines, suction machines, electric nerve stimulators, pressure pads and pumps, aerosol tents, electrostatic and ultrasonic nebulizers, compressors, intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) machines, and motorized wheelchairs.
Please apply for Medical Baseline and let us know if a full-time resident is dependent on life-support equipment so we can place a special code on your account. PG&E attempts to notify customers with this life-support code if service will be interrupted due to planned maintenance, repair, or construction, or in the event of rolling blackouts or a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Visit the Apply for the Medical Baseline Program page for more details, eligibility requirements and application directions.