My son will turn 18 just days after he gets out of rehab. I know a lot changes (legally) once he's 18. Someone recently told me we should ask him to sign... not power of attorney... (I can't remember what it's called) but similar. Something basically allowing us to continue contact with his doctors for a period of time, most specifically his Psychiatrist and hospitals. This sounds like a wonderful idea to me seeing as he's been hospitalized twice in the past 6 months now for Psychosis and attempting suicide. While he is still inpatient, he'll be more likely to sign something like this cause he wants to get out! What are your thoughts?? Have you done this? If so, how did you go about it. How long should we ask for? 1 yr, 2 yrs, 5 yrs?