Ohio Minor Child Power of Attorney Form

The Ohio Minor Child Power of Attorney (also called the “Limited Power of Attorney for Child Care”) is a document that allows a parent or guardian to bestow a grandparent with the necessary decision-making powers to provide care to their child in their absence. As set out by the chapter on children in Ohio’s Revised Code (specifically § 3109.52) the grandparent will be given responsibility for the care and control of the child, which includes the ability to enroll the child in school, consent to all school-related matters regarding the child, and to provide medical treatment for the child. For the form to be valid, it must be filed in the juvenile court within five (5) days of signing.

Guide: The Ohio Resource Guide for Relatives Caring for Children is a comprehensive resource published to assist anyone administering kinship care in the state.