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Information of parent/guardian

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a guardian?A guardian is an individual who has to right to make decision on behalf of the child. The guardian is generally appointed by local law or court order, or upon the death of a parent through the parent's will to have custody of the child.Do I need both parents signing?Unless there was no father, or one of the parent has died, or you have an order granting full custody, you should have both parents signing the document.
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  1. I, ____________________ of ____________________, ____________________, __________, __________, ____________________ make oath and say that I am the lawful guardian of the child listed below and there are no court orders now in effect that would prohibit me from conferring the power to consent upon another person.

    Information of Child

    ____________________, male, born October 9, 2015 at ____________________ and residing at ____________________, ____________________, __________, __________, ____________________.

  2. I hereby authorize and appoint ____________________ of ____________________, ____________________, __________ __________ as my agent. My agent may consent to my child's  medical examination or treatment. Such treatment may include but is not limited to the following:
    1. transportation by ambulance
    2. examination
    3. x-rays
    4. diagnoses
    5. hospitalization
    6. anesthesia
    7. medication

    I do not authorize ____________________ to consent to the transfusion of blood.

  3. The purpose of this instrument is to give ____________________ the power and authority to consent to medical treatment for my child and this power and authority will be effective as of the 9th day of October, 2015.
  4. I give this consent freely and knowingly in order to provide for the child and not as a result of pressure, threats or payments by any person or agency.
  5. This consent will remain in effect until it is revoked by notifying my child's medical, mental health care and insurance providers, in writing, and the agent named above that I wish to revoke it.
  6. Any questions or concerns regarding this authorization may be directed to me at:

    Name: ____________________
    Street Address: ____________________
    City, Province/Territory: ____________________, __________
    Postal Code: __________
    Country: ____________________

    Home Phone: __________
    Work Phone: __________
    Cell Phone: __________
    Email: ____________________

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto sign my name  this 9th day of October, 2015.







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Child Medical Consent Information

Alternate Names:

A Child Medical Consent is also known as a:

  • Medical Authorization Form
  • Consent For Medical Treatment of a Minor
  • Parental Consent Form
  • Medical Authorization Letter for a Child

What is a Child Medical Consent form?

A Child Medical Consent form is used by parents or legal guardians of minor children to give another adult authority over their child's medical treatment.

LawDepot's Child Medical Consent can be used in all provinces and territories excluding Quebec.

When Should I Use a Child Medical Consent?

A Medical Authorization Form can be used when a child is away from their parent or guardian and in the care of a temporary caregiver. Some common instances may be when:

  • Travelling with someone other than a parent/guardian
  • In the care of a babysitter, day home, or daycare
  • During school, field trips, or recreational activities (sports clubs, organizations, or youth groups)
  • Staying with relatives, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

Information Needed in a Child Medical Consent:

To complete your medical consent form, you will need to provide the following:

  • Parent and child contact information
  • Child medical information, including medications, illnesses, allergies, or health insurance details
  • Contact information for temporary caregiver (e.g. relative, babysitter, teacher, etc.)
  • When the consent form becomes effective
  • An end date if you'd like to specify when the consent expires
  • Decision-making powers given to the temporary caregiver
  • Name of your family physician (optional)

What Health Care Powers Can I Give to a Temporary Guardian?

As the parent, you can choose which medical treatments and examinations to authorize and which not to authorize, including:

  • Blood transfusion
  • Surgery
  • Dental
  • Developmental: refers to treatment of cognitive, social, or physical development of a child.
  • Mental Health: care relating to a child's psychological or emotional health.

You can also choose whether or not to give the caregiver access to your child's medical records or health insurance.

Child Medical Consent vs. Child Travel Consent

A Child Medical Consent form is used to grant authority over your child's medical treatment to another caregiver.

A Child Travel Consent is used by parents to give permission for a child to travel with another adult, alone, or with a group.

Who Signs a Child Medical Consent Form?

Both parents/guardians should sign the authorization form. If one parent has passed away or one parent has sole custody, it is the custodial parent who should sign the document. It is recommended that there be at least two witnesses or a notary public to witness the document's execution.

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