Register Lifelines with La Plata Electric Association, Inc. (LPEA) Medical Necessity Alert. Electricity and medicine work hand in hand to improve the quality of life and health for many. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than the use of home health equipment powered by electricity.
Electricity is a lifeline for families with special health needs. That’s why we’d like to know when someone depends on electricity for his or her next breath.
LPEA offers Medical Necessity Alert Registration (PDF File) so we can be aware of special needs. Medic Alert families are placed on a notification list, so every reasonable effort may be made to provide advance notice of a planned maintenance outage.
The Medical Necessity Alert Registration also helps prioritize service restoration when possible after an unexpected power disruption. However, when an unexpected outage occurs, crews must first focus on restoring power to main lines and make power available to secondary lines. Following a storm or other emergency, priorities may also include other life-threatening circumstances, which are evaluated as they become known.
To register for the Medical Necessity Alert, complete the Medical Necessity Alert Registration (PDF File) form and send it with a physician’s written statement to: La Plata Electric Association, Inc., Attn: Medical Necessity Alert Program, P.O. Box 2750, Durango, CO 81302.
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. maintains a list of members on life support equipment. If you or a member of your family uses life support, contact customer service at (970) 247-5786.