An Oregon minor (child) power of attorney enables parents to appoint a temporary caretaker, known as an agent, for their children. This legal document is generally valid for up to six months according to state law. The time period can be up to twelve months for school administrators and can be for the length of active duty plus thirty days for parents who are servicemembers.
It allows the designated individual to make various decisions, including those related to healthcare and education, on behalf of the child. Parents can specify either broad or limited powers, such as authorizing a vacation. Although this appointment grants significant authority to the agent, parents maintain the right to revoke it at any time.
Statute: § 109.056.
Where to Record: Recording this document isn’t required.
Signing Requirements: Though not required by Oregon law, it is highly recommended to notarize your power of attorney.
Length of Validity: Six (6) months generally or twelve (12) months if the agent is a school administrator (§ 109.056).