Is your child sick, or you grandmother bedridden and she is on medication and you are required urgently and you will not be able to continue providing your loved one with medication.Don’t worry you could easily ask your friend, sister or someone close to you to continue with the medical treatment. But to make it official it would be better if you write down, so this is what we would call a medical authorization letter.
This letter is useful in a scenario whereby as an adult you can’t continue providing that medical treatment to your child or your ailing mother, so you would need to delegate the responsibility of medical care to the sick person, this is important so as to ensure that they continue receiving the needed medical care when you are away.
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Tips to write a Medical Authorisation Letter
- Keep it short and simple – The letter should not be long, with a lot of unnecessary information so make it short and simple straight to the delegated responsibility being given to them.
- Identification – Make sure to include the necessary identification of all the people involved and also the person being authorized to take up of your responsibilities while you are away.
- Tone – Need to write it in a formal and official tone since you are delegating responsibilities. But also need to be a friendly tone, since you are writing to someone to take care of your loved one.
- If necessary you may include information such as insurance information and also the doctors’ contact information. Also, should have an emergency contact in case something happens. If there is any medicine to be taken, ensure to state it and also give the dosage of the medicine.
Use our free Medical Authorisation Letter to help you get started. If you need additional help or more examples check out some of the sample letters below.
Date: _____ (Date on Which Letter is Written)
Subject: Medical Authorisation Letter
Dear _____(Sir or Madam),
We/I, _________ (name of parent(s)), of _______ (name of individual requiring medical attention), give full authority to have medical responsibility to _____________ while am away on my trip from ________ (date leaving) to _______ (date coming back). During my trip away you will be expected to give ______ the stated detailed prescription below.
Insurance Company __________ (details of company and also contact information)
Prescription ____ (details on prescription and how they are to be taken)
Name and Signature.
February 12, 2002.
Subject: Medical Authorization Letter
Dear Ms.Brenda Amaya,
I, Anthony Mamo, the father of Winy Amaya is giving full medical authority concerning the health state concerning my daughter. She currently has asthma and pneumonia.
She needs to be monitored on a daily basis. I give medical authority to Brenda Amaya in my absence while am abroad from 15th to 25th of October. You will be required to give her the following medicines when needed or as prescribed on the medicine.
I prefer in case of an emergency if needed to be taken to Matter Hospital. And in the case, if this emergency please contact me on this number 0713071251. Thank in advance for accepting the responsibilities being given to you.
The following is the Email Format to be followed for a Hospital Authorization Letter.
SUBJECT: Medical Authorization Letter.
Dear Mr./Ms/Mrs.______(Name of the recipient)
With reference to the disclosure notifications on medical terms dated 25th Aug’ 2010. by the intensive unit; I the undersigned employee from general ward section of your esteemed intensive unit would like to hereby consent & authorize to make use of & disclose the personal medical information as may be required as per the notifications announced.
Further, I am also ready to do the needful to update the medical information & also take necessary efforts to contribute to the task to make it possible in a convenient way. Further having taken advantage of the medical campaign organized a week before; thereby enclosing the medical report recently diagnosed by the doctor prescribed by the intensive unit.
Kindly acquaint us the course of action to complete the authorization formality and if any other documents also need to be submitted.
(Name of the sender)