Advance health care directives

Medical Records Release Powers of Attorney

One of the most important parts of your estate plan is your instruction for medical care in the event that you cannot make medical decisions for yourself. A key part of this is the ability for the person assisting with medical care decisions to obtain records under the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Few parents think about it, but when you send you children off to college, one of the most important things you can do is put be able to obtain their health care records in case an emergency arises. That way, you, as a parent, are able make medical decisions if your son or daughter needs your help.

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