“Mom, Help! I Need My Vaccine Records!”

medical confidentialityAfter my daughter left for college, I received a call from her one day asking me to send her a copy of her vaccination records.  I called her doctor’s office and was promptly informed that they could not release that information to me as my daughter was now over age 18. Legally, as a parent I now have no rights to help my children or assist in their decision making.  I realized that it was necessary to take the proper steps to ensure I would be able to help them in the event they were to become unable to make their own decisions.  Click here to learn which estate planning documents your young adult children should prepare to enable you to help with their legal and medical decisions.