A Washington minor (child) power of attorney enables parents or guardians to designate a trusted person for their minor child in medical emergencies or situations where they can’t make decisions. The chosen guardian can decide on the child’s travel, education, healthcare, living arrangements, and other matters affecting their well-being.
The document, which is revocable via a written statement, lets parents specify the extent and duration of guardian powers. Washington state law allows a minor POA to last no longer than 24 months. If circumstances require a parent to prolong the agent’s powers, they can create a new form.