DENTAL FORMS FOR ACTIVE GNTA MEMBERS AND RETIREE Benefit trust members
Please not that the new Dental Form is the same form to be used by all in-service & retiree BTF members!
Excess Medical & Prescription Drug Forms for RETIREES/PARAPROFESSIONALS
EXPENSE REPORT WITH UPDATED MILEAGE RATES FOR 2024
HEALTHCARE PROXIES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
If you have a child who is eighteen years of age or older and a college student, you can now have a healthcare proxy and HIPAA authorization prepared for them under the comprehensive legal services program of the Great Neck Teachers Association Benefit (“Fund”).
College students who are eighteen years of age or older are legally adults under the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), and therefore, medical officials at college health centers and other facilities may not speak with the student’s parents about the student’s medical condition.
This can be addressed by the child/adult/student executing a healthcare proxy designating the parent as an agent or proxy entitled to receive information about the child’s medical condition and discuss treatment options and a supplemental HIPAA authorization. The parent can also gain access to the child’s medical records, and most importantly, make treatment decisions on behalf of the child/adult/student.
Once the child/adult/student has executed these documents, copies should be provided to the college health center to keep on file.
If you wish to have a healthcare proxy and HIPAA authorization prepared for your child/adult/student naming you his/her proxy, please contact the Fund office to make an appointment with an attorney from the panel law firm.
Mirkin and gordon