As our kids prepare to return to college, it is more important than ever to consider having them sign a Medical Power of Attorney - a legal document that names one person the health care agent of another person.
Once our children turn 18, if they were to get sick, we can no longer access their medical records or information. And, if they were to become seriously ill and unable to make medical decisions for themselves, parents couldn't assist them without court intervention. A Medical Power of Attorney is a simple document that your "child" can execute to give you this power.
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