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Functional/Medical Needs Planning Registry

Ready Hampton Roads

The localities of Hampton Roads have established the Special Needs website and Medical Needs Registry to plan and coordinate for disasters and populations with special needs. Participation in the Medical Needs Registry is voluntary. Personal information collected will be used to help localities develop systems to try and notify preregistered individuals in the event that evacuation from a personal residence is necessary. Personal information collected through the Medical Needs Registry will be used for planning emergency shelter services for residents with conditions that cannot be managed on their own in a general shelter environment. Personal information collected through the Medical Needs Registry also will be used by the Emergency Management offices in each of the Hampton Roads jurisdictions to plan coordination of transportation services to medical friendly shelters for those residents who cannot provide their own transportation during an emergency evacuation if those resources are available. Personal information, including medical conditions, collected within the Medical Needs Registry is exempt from Freedom of Information Act disclosures as such records are related to public safety and are classified as sensitive health and social service records.