For parents of college students the only concern used to be making sure they packed everything and all their semester fees were paid. But aside from class schedules and dorm rooms, there are legal aspects that parents should be aware of when kids leave home for the first time.
When a child turns 18 they are considered an adult in the eyes of the state. Even though you are their parent, you cannot make medical decisions for them. If you don’t want to have that right taken away, you need to talk to an attorney about getting a Health Care Power of Attorney to enable you to make decisions on behalf of your child if they are unable to do so for themselves.