HIPPA Authorization and Power of Attorney — for adult children as well as older family members

Having a signed Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy is essential when helping older relatives and is also critical to have for children over 18 — college students and other young adults. An article in Consumer Reports discusses what can happen when there’s a medical emergency and your adult child hasn’t given permission for you to have access to information about their health.

http://consumerreports.org/health/help-your-college-age-child-in-a-medical-emergency/

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