Emergency Child Medical Form – Overview

Emergency Child Medical Form – Overview

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD

Child Emergency Medical Form.

  • What is it.
  • If you and your spouse/partner are away on a vacation, or business trip (or perhaps a job hunting trip) what happens if the kid gets sick?
  • Most people write out a note at the kitchen table before they leave. That is pretty useless and inadequate.
  • Why do you need it.
  • You want a limited list of trusted people named and authorized to take your child to a doctor and make emergency medical decisions.
  • You need key data made available for them so that they and the doctors can appropriately help.
  • What decisions should you make.
  • Who should be named as agent.
  • What decisions should they make or not make.
  • What other steps to take.
  • List any key medical issues and information in the form.
  • If your child has a medical problem, drug use, or other issue, disclose it.

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