Underage Drinking Sends 3 to Hospital

downloadWhen kids go off to college it can be a challenge for parents, especially if their child ends up in the hospital. Recently, three Kentucky teens were hospitalized after becoming intoxicated enough to require hospitalization. One of the three students who is 18 years old, was left in serious condition with blood on the brain. By law, their parents did not have the right to review their child’s medical records. Even though the teen indulged in underage drinking, because they were at the age of majority and no longer a minor.

The problem might have been avoided if their parents had them sign a HIPPA release form. Parents wanting to avoid similar problems can download the HIPAA release form and get their college-aged child to sign it before heading off to school.

Underage drinking is a concern to most parents who send their children off to college. The Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis specialize in DUI defense lawusits. Mr. Kellis has over 20 years of experience and has been on both sides of DUI cases. Steven Kellis has prosecuted and defended those who have been involved in alcohol-related cases. With the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis in your corner, you have taken the best first step in your DUI defense.

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