An Ohio minor (child) power of attorney is a legal tool that enables parents to temporarily entrust a grandparent with the care and decision-making for their child. This document is reserved by the state exclusively for the child’s grandparents. This document grants the grandparent similar authority to a parent, including consenting to healthcare matters like surgery and hospitalization.
It’s crucial to file this form with the juvenile court in the grandparent’s area within five days for it to be valid. Parents must carefully review and understand all provisions, potentially seeking legal advice if needed. The form remains effective until the parent revokes it in writing or until the specified termination date.