A Tennessee minor (child) power of attorney form authorizes a named individual (referred to as “a caregiver”) to assume the responsibilities and duties normally performed by a parent or guardian for their child. Parents or guardians may complete this form if they face a hardship that prevents them from effectively meeting the needs of their child.
In the form, the named caregiver can be granted the authority to provide for the child’s food, housing, and overall care, as well as the authority to make educational and medical decisions for the child. It is important to note that the power of attorney granted by this document is a temporary delegation, and the named caregiver does not have legal custody of the child.
Laws – § 34-6-302
Agent’s Duties – § 34-6-304
Signing Requirements (§ 34-6-302) – Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses
Expiration – Not mentioned in state statutes.