Did you know that when your child turns 18, you as a parent will no longer be able to make important medical or financial decisions for your them without their permission. Doctors and financial institutions must follow privacy laws. Many parents have found themselves in the nightmare scenario where their college age child needs medical attention, but the hospital keeps them in the dark, all because the right documents are not in place. Think this could never happen to you?
MD parents, Scott and Kate Hogate, found themselves in this nightmare scenario in April 2019. Their son, Kevin '16, suffered sudden cardiac arrest one night in April while away at college in Georgia. They will be sharing their story:
(Video Courtesy NBC Los Angeles)
Creating an emergency plan to ensure you can still make decisions is an important way to safeguard your child and give you peace of mind so you can continue being the caring parent you have been. Through this workshop presented by Snyder Law, families will review the process and documents for creating a young adult emergency plan.
Parents and students who are 18 or about to turn 18 are encouraged to attend. Our next workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the LeVecke Center. Kindly RSVP by clicking here.
Should you have questions or require further information, please feel free to reach out to:
Allison Bergeron '96, Director of Estate & Alumni Giving
Kathleen Kelly '94, Director of Alumni Giving & Relations