I use our state’s healthcare directive and have the kids fill it out. I don’t collect it but make sure they go through it all. I ask them to take it home and talk to their parents as well as give their parents copies for themselves. I explain how HIPPA laws will prevent their parents from knowing if they are hospitalized while they are away at college. The healthcare directive can be used to give parents permission to access their healthcare if needed. Also, I made a questionnaire about planning for end of life: wills, living wills, health care directives, who to contact in an emergency, where important papers are located, banks, insurance etc. The parents sign a paper acknowledging that they have discussed their family’s plans with their child. This counts as a graded assignment. Obviously, I don’t want their personal info just to give them the opportunity to have the important talk.