WHEN KIDS TURN 18, PARENTS LOSE
THE ABILTY TO:
Access their teen's medical and school health records
Make most medical decisions on behalf of their child
Handle financial transactions made in the child’s name.
Limited parental decision-making in emergency situations is often allowed, but having the proper forms signed in advance smooths the way for more complete care.
To retain these abilities for your child's health care, your 18-year old can complete these forms for you:
PARENTS: Make sure these Documents are Secured for your Student
HEALTH CARE ESSENTIALS
- Health Ins. Portability & Accountability Act
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Health Care Durable
Power of Attorney
ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
If a young adult wishes to document preferences about hospital treatments in the event they are ever unable to express them, these can be reviewed and communicated now.
DURABLE FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
In the event of an emergency, if it is necessary for the family to take care of a young adult’s financial matters, this can be authorized in a Durable Financial Power of Attorney.
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