An "in case of emergency" form is an important tool used to identify contacts and medical providers for someone suffering a health emergency. These forms are often required for admission to day care centers, schools and retirement facilities. The form allows for easy access of important information during the emergency.
Individuals can also place an "in case of emergency" form on their refrigerator or in a vehicle to assist first responders during a call. The form typically includes the names of family members and friends, along with their respective phone numbers, as well as details about health care providers and hospital preferences. In a child care or school setting, an "in case of emergency" form often provides permission from a parent for caregivers to obtain or perform emergency care for a child.