Critical Care: Residential

Critical care service is for customers who have medical conditions that require life-sustaining assistance from electricity-dependent equipment.

The service provides safeguards for customers to reduce the likelihood of disconnection.

How to apply

  1. Download the Public Utilities Commission's critical care application form (English PDF) (Spanish PDF).
  2. Provide the application to your physician.
  3. Ask your physician to:
    1. Complete the application.
    2. Send the form directly to TNMP:

Your application must be submitted by a physician. We cannot accept applications submitted directly by customers.

What happens next?

TNMP will:

  1. Review the application.
  2. Evaluate it for completeness.
  3. Notify your retail provider regarding:
    • Approval
    • Whether designation is critical or chronic
  4. Send notification to you regarding approval by U.S. mail within two business days.


We will notify you of:

  • The date of designation.
  • The expiration date.
  • Whether you will receive a renewal notice.