A North Carolina minor (child) power of attorney is executed by a parent or guardian to give a third party (the “attorney-in-fact”) temporary decision-making powers over their child. A power of attorney is most often used in situations where the parent/guardian cannot be present to provide care or consent to the minor’s affairs, whether due to hospitalization, travel, emergency, or military duty. An attorney-in-fact is able to perform the parent/guardian’s duties regarding the travel, schooling, and health care of the minor in accordance with the instructions detailed in the form. If, for example, the parent/guardian is only authorizing the attorney-in-fact to handle the child’s transport to and from school, the parent/guardian will still handle every other task concerning their child. This form does not have a maximum term and is effective for the duration indicated in the form.
- Laws – § 32A-28 (Consent to Health Care for a Minor)
- Agent duties – § 35A-1241
- Signing requirements (§ 32C-1-105) – Notary Public
- Expiration – Not specified in state statutes
North Carolina Authorization to Consent to Health Care for Minor – To be used by a parent or guardian to authorize an agent to consent to health care decisions for their child.