Protecting Your College Students

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Parents of college students have enough to worry about already but should your son or daughter become hospitalized and/or under a doctor’s care are and you child prepared?

What most of us don’t realize is once children turn 18 and legally become adults we legally lose our rights to their medical information under HIPPA Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

Before your child leaves the nest, obtain medical power of attorney. Storing this information along with updated medical records on FootprintID will quickly give both parents and children access to the information quickly and from the convenience of a smart phone.

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