North Carolina Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


The North Carolina Minor Child Power of Attorney is a document that reflects, as per the state law provision § 32A-28, “the fundamental right of a parent to delegate decisions relating to health care for the parent’s minor child where the parent is unavailable for a period of time by reason of travel or otherwise.” By executing this document, a parent or legal guardian can detail the responsibilities they wish for the individual they select (their Agent) to carry out in their absence. The Agent they select should not only be capable of making sound health care decisions regarding their child, but also communicating them in a responsible manner.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney (Chapter 32A)

Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-105 and § 32A-28) – As per signing requirements stated in the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, the Minor Child POA document needs to be signed by the parents/guardians and acknowledged before a party who has legal authority to perform acknowledgements.