Shortly after my daughter turned 18, she was suffering with a bad case of strep throat. After seeing a doctor just a few days before, we had to visit Urgent Care for further diagnosis and treatment.As we were completing the forms prior to seeing the doctor, the receptionist noticed that my daughter was 18 and that I had originally signed the forms. The receptionist scratched out my name and instructed that my daughter must sign as the responsible party. We chuckled at the time but, after I thought about it, I wondered what would have happened had my daughter been in a more serious condition and unable to sign or speak on her own behalf.
Shortly after this visit, we initiated Basic Authorization Packages for my daughter and my son who is also over 18. I have peace of mind knowing that in case of an emergency, I have their powers of attorney to legally act in their best interest.