Life Support Systems

Life Support

  1. What is classified as Life Support?
  2. According to the National Energy Retail Rules and the Victorian Energy Retail Code, equipment that classifies as being life support dependent, are:
    • An oxygen concentrator;
    • An intermittent peritoneal dialysis machine;
    • A kidney dialysis machine;
    • A chronic positive airways pressure respirator(CPAP);
    • Crigler-Najjar syndrome phototherapy equipment;
    • A ventilator for life support;
    • In relation to a particular customer;
    • Any other equipment (whether fuelled by electricity or gas) that a registered medical practitioner certifies is required for a person residing at the customer’s premises for life support or otherwise where the customer provides a current medical certificate certifying that a person residing at the customer’s premises has a medical condition which requires continued supply of gas.