WHY USE A MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION

Power of Attorney

A Medical Authorization Power of Attorney is a Notarized legal document enabling care providers to authorize medical care for your child when you are not immediately available.  The Medical Authorization should be kept with the child at all times. It is also recommended you keep a copy in the glove box of your car, so it is always readily available.

A child care provider uses a comparable document as part of the registration process when your child is first registered with their facility, but other care providers would not be able to authorize medical treatment without this document properly Notarized and presented (yes, that includes grandparents, too).

Also, be sure to keep a copy at home and tell all care providers where it is. Place it with their personal belongings when they arrive so if there is an accident, no time will be lost in getting proper care for a child.

Many bank officer’s can Notarize a Medical Authorization, and any document, at no cost to you.

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