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Make sure your kids can get medical help when you're away

The next time your kids spend the week with friends or with their grandparents, send along a medical guardianship letter. This allows your child to receive medical treatment in your absence. The letter should include:

  1. the name of the temporary guardians
  2. insurance information (preferably a front and back copy of the insurance card)
  3. the period of time that the guardian is authorized to act
  4. the names and ages of the children
  5. your names and relationship to the child, as well as your signatures

—Sandra Byrd

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