What Services Are NOT Offered By The Medical Certification Program?
In the event of emergency power interruptions due to natural causes or unforeseen system problems, the Medical Certification Program cannot provide prior notification. It is the customer’s responsibility to have an alternate power source available for their medical equipment, as well as an action plan for proceeding to the nearest medical facility if necessary.
In addition, the Medical Certification Program does not exempt customers from service disconnection if they do not keep their account current, do not keep payment arrangements or if they fail to provide information to re-validate their medical certification participation. This applies to all customers, whether you are a homeowner or renter.
How Do Customers Qualify For The Medical Certification Program?
If you are a BMU residential customer whose life-sustaining equipment is dependent on electrical service, you may qualify for the Medical Certification Program. Here’s how:
First, you must obtain verification from a physician regarding your medical condition, type of equipment and length of time the equipment is needed. Examples of qualifying equipment include: dialysis, oxygen concentrator, ventilator or feeding pump. Ask your physician to complete the validation form in this brochure and mail to BMU at 841 East Edgerton Street Bryan, OH 43506.
Once the completed form is received and reviewed for eligibility, you will be able to participate in the program within 48 hours. BMU will maintain a record of your medical certification. Your electric meter will also be marked with a medical seal.
You will need to recertify continuing medical needs every 90 days.
Equipment not considered life sustaining: refrigerator, air conditioner, nebulizer, CPAP machine, wheelchairs or bed confinement.