• Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

Don't Let Your College Bound Kids Leave Home Without These

What are these “must have” items that need to be included on your child’s college preparation checklist? A healthcare surrogate, a HIPAA personal representative designation and a living will.

What are these documents and why are they important? A healthcare surrogate states who your child wants to speak for him or her regarding medical decisions if he or she can’t speak for themselves due to illness or injury. A HIPAA personal representative designation states who has permission to see their medical records and a living will states their treatment wishes if they are in a medical end of life situation such as a persistent vegetative state.

Why are these documents important? Because in most states, at age 18 your kids are legal adults which means you no longer have access to their medical records. If the worst occurs and your child needs you to step in for them, if you are not their named healthcare surrogate or HIPAA personal representative, you may be delayed in assisting them due to medical privacy regulations. Even though many states allow you to potentially be appointed your child’s healthcare spokesperson in an emergency, if an emergency occurs, do you want to be distracted or delayed by red tape and appointment procedures when simple documents prepared ahead of time could have let you be involved in their care immediately?

So, although not the most popular item on the college “to do” list, these documents could very well be the most crucial items not to let your child leave home without.

  • Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

Contact Us

Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
Located at: 2510 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
View Map
Phone: (727) 755-5808
Website:
© 2017 All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.