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Does My College Student Need a Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney?

In New York State when a person reaches age 18, typically high school graduation age, that person is now considered an adult. This means that parents are no longer given access to their children’s financial, health and school records, without the consent of their now adult child. For this reason it is essential for parents to advise their children to sign a health care proxy and a power of attorney, before dropping them off on campus.