The Special Healthcare Needs Emergency Registry was designed for people who would require special assistance during an emergency.
The Department of Health and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have developed a Special Needs Emergency Registry for residents with disabilities, chronic conditions, and other healthcare needs such as: use of oxygen, respirator/ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, defibrillator, or insulin-dependent; use of a wheelchair, walker/cane, prosthesis, or an assistive animal; visually impaired, legally blind, hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, non-verbal, or cognitively/developmentally delayed.
The Special Needs Emergency Registry provides individuals the opportunity to voluntarily provide disability and healthcare information that require specialized assistance during emergencies Information received will be kept confidential for use by emergency responders, such as town/city police or fire department. The intent of the registry is to have a reliable system for the identification of Rhode Islanders that require special assistance during emergencies. Register online for the Special Needs Emergency Registry