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Trusts & Estates Blog: Attending a Summer Camp? Going on Vacation? Parents Should Add Minor Medical Authorizations to Their Planning Checklist
By Christopher T. Teodosio on June 22, 2021
If a parent does decide to designate someone under a minor medical authorization, the person should obviously be someone they trust. They should also be fully informed. As such, the parent should share important details about the child’s medical history, any allergies to food or medicine, and insurance information, among other things.
- Allows a third-party to make medical decisions on behalf of a child while under their care;
- Allows a third-party to act quickly, instead of waiting to contact a parent, in emergency situations; and
- Is a temporary authorization—so the third-party would only have authority to act on behalf of the child for a scheduled period of time.
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