Article 5: PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
Part 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
§5-104. Delegation of powers by parent or guardian
A parent or guardian of a minor or incapacitated person, by a properly executed power of attorney, may delegate to another
person, for a period not exceeding 12 months, any of that parent's or guardian's powers regarding care, custody or property of the minor child or ward, except
the power to consent to marriage or adoption of a minor ward. A delegation by a court-appointed guardian becomes effective only when the power of attorney is filed with the court.
2011, c. 43, §1 (AMD)
Notwithstanding subsection (a), unless otherwise stated in the power of attorney, if the parent or guardian is a member
of the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces under an order to active duty for a period of more than
30 days, a power of attorney that would otherwise expire is automatically extended until 30 days after the parent or guardian
is no longer under those active duty orders or until an order of the court so provides.
This subsection applies only if the parent or guardian's service is in support of:
(1). An operational mission for which members of the reserve components have been ordered to active duty without their consent;
or [1997, c. 455, §7 (NEW).]
(2). Forces activated during a period of war declared by Congress or a period of national emergency declared by the President
or Congress. [1997, c. 455, §7 (NEW).]
2003, c. 583, §2 (AMD)
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).
1979, c. 690, §17 (AMD).
1997, c. 455, §7 (RPR).
2003, c. 583, §2 (AMD).
2011, c. 43, §1 (AMD).
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