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Life Support Equipment Program

How it works

If you or someone who resides in your household needs electricity to operate a life-sustaining device you may be eligible for certain special protections and notifications through our Life Support Equipment Program. This identification on your account will remain in effect as long as the device is required. We will mail an annual certification form to you to be completed and returned by your attending physician. You will be provided a confidential hotline number upon enrollment. As an added service, we will place a special tag on your meter and code your account to identify that life support is in use. The service is also available for any tenants who require life support equipment and receive electricity service through the landlord’s account.


  • A household member requires electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment.
  • Completion of this application form including physician's certification.
  • Central Hudson review and approval.
  • Annual re-certification.