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Use a Medical Release Form to Grant Consent

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Tip: Keep One in Your Child's Backpack
Medical Release Consent Form in a Backpack

Keep a copy of this medical release form in your child's backpack.

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Once you've printed a copy of the medical release form, be sure to:

  • Fill out the form completely.

  • Verify all of the phone numbers.

  • Include primary and secondary insurance information.

  • Have the form notarized at a notary public. (Do not sign it until you're in the presence of the notary!)

  • If you share legal custody with your ex, make arrangements to have the form notarized together so that you can both sign it.

  • Consider having multiple copies notarized.

  • Keep notarized copies (not photocopies of the original) at home, at your ex's home, in your child's backpack, and anywhere your child frequents on a regular basis (such as a babysitter's house).

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