College Protection Plan
Florida College Protection Plan in Broward County, FL
Preparing to send your son or daughter to college is one of the most exciting, and nerve-wrecking times for a parent!
You’ll worry whether they will eat properly, study enough, and get enough sleep. While we can’t help with these everyday concerns, our College Protection Plan can help with one of the big ones:
making sure you are prepared if your son or daughter has a medical emergency while away at school.
Do not try to do-it-yourself. You need an attorney to assist you and your student in drafting and executing these documents according to Florida Law.
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The rules change completely once your child turns 18. They may still be financially dependent on you, but they’re an adult in the eyes of the law.
One of the laws that now affects your child is called HIPAA. This is a federal law that protects the privacy of patients. While that’s usually a good thing, it could be disastrous for you and your family if your child is hospitalized while at school. That’s because in this situation, “protecting” your child’s privacy actually means preventing their doctor from sharing information with you.
Once your child turns 18, it is illegal for a doctor to discuss their medical conditions with you -even during a life-threatening emergency - and even if you’re still paying the bills.
A Durable Power of Attorney, a Designation of Health Care Surrogate and a HIPAA Release will allow you to continue to be a parent to your young adult.
These important documents will ensure that if your child is hospitalized, you will not be left out in the dark. Your child’s doctor will be able to talk with you and you’ll be able to make decisions on what type of treatment should be provided. Without the Health Care Surrogacy, a guardian may have to be appointed by the court to make decisions if your child is unable to do so themselves.Access To Those Documents
Once your child fills out these documents, it’s very important that their doctors are able to access them during an emergency, so they know they are allowed to talk to you. That’s why our College Protection Plan includes a membership in a document retrieval service.Alert To You
The Document service includes an alert when your child’s card is used to retrieve their emergency information. The alert contains the phone number of the facility requesting the information, so you can immediately call to follow up; and, since the hospital will have the HIPAA release form before you call, there should be no obstacle to you for receiving the information you need.
Contact Andrea L. Jakob, P.A. today, to schedule a time to go over your College Protection Plan.
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The professional assistance that was provided me was invaluable and left me with a sense of great comfort in knowing that I now have all of my legal affairs in order. I would highly recommend Andrea to help anyone who needs help in planning their estate. She was also very reasonably priced.
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