We know that many of you have children who are 18 years of age and may be away from home in their first year of college so we want to remind you of the importance of a Children’s Healthcare Power of Attorney. Once your child reaches 18, their doctor no longer has the authority to speak with you about their medical issues without their consent. Just as you have addressed your own personal planning, it is very important that your children have financial and healthcare powers of attorney prepared giving you the authority to handle their affairs should they be unable to do so. It can become critical that you be able to make healthcare decisions for your son or daughter, and most importantly, to be able to communicate with your child’s doctor(s) if he or she is injured or becomes ill.
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