Posted by James Flood
Why parents should have a Signed Medical Authorization form for their college students?
With back to school season drawing to a close, parents should consider an often overlooked issue involving their adult children. If your child is an adult, you may not be able to get information regarding Health Care issues without the proper medical authorization. Once a child reaches the age of 18, he or she must consent to the release of any medical information to any other person; this includes parents. HIPPA laws are very restrictive in defining what information can be disclosed by medical providers.
In the event that your child is injured and unable to communicate, you may not be able to get access to him or her without the proper medical authorization. …Read more