FKEC wants to make sure all our members are aware of the Monroe County Special Needs Registry designed to assist county residents who need transportation or sheltering assistance due to a declared emergency.
The registry is a planning tool to allow citizens with special needs the opportunity to provide information to local emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster. Learn more about this county service at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/148/Special-Needs-Registry or call (305) 292-4591. Please note, this service is offered through Monroe County Emergency Management and is independent of FKEC.
FKEC Medically Essential Service Program
The Medically Essential Service Program identifies residential members who depend on continuously operating electric-powered medical equipment to sustain life or prevent serious medical complications.
The benefit of the program is advanced notification of interruption of service due to non-payment of an electric bill or scheduled outages.
Participation in the program:
- Does not guarantee uninterrupted electric service
- Does not exempt members from payment of electric bills
- Does not automatically extend electric bill due dates
- Does not provide priority restoration in the event of a power outage
To qualify*, the patient must:
- Reside at the member-of-record’s address
- Submit a Medically Essential Form supplied by FKEC and signed by a Florida licensed physician. Patient must reapply once every two years.
- Be dependent on continuously operating electric-powered medical equipment to sustain life or prevent serious medical complications
In the event of loss of power, it is the member’s responsibility to have a power backup system for their medical equipment, as well as an action plan for proceeding to the nearest medical facility.
*Florida Statute Title XXVII Chapter 366.15