Now that you have completed a Supported Decision-Making Agreement (SDMA), there are additional legal documents you might be interested in.
Estate Planning - If you would like to create estate planning documents like a power of attorney or health care surrogate designation to go along with your SDMA. Then you can select your county to find a lawyer that can help you create your documents. You can also visit our section on estate planning to learn more about these documents.
Health Authorization – If your adult child with developmental disabilities would like to authorize you to access their health records or speak to their health providers without them present, they may want to sign a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Release. Fill the form out online, or you can download a sample here.
Education Authorization - If your adult child with developmental disabilities would like to authorize you to access their education records or speak to employees at their educational entities without them present, they may want to sign a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release. Fill out a form online, or you can download a sample here.
To learn even more about SDM, contact Disability Rights Florida, a nonprofit in Florida that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities, by calling 1-800-342-0832 or writing to them as detailed here: https://disabilityrightsflorida.org/contact.
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