A Caregiver’s Affidavit will allow you to 1) enroll the child in school and 2) if you are a relative, consent to medical care on behalf of the child. If you are not a relative, you may consent to school-related medical care only and it is recommended that you obtain legal guardianship.
**Under California law, a parent may give you authority to consent to medical treatment for a child in your care. The parent must sign the 3rd Party Consent to Authorize Medical Treatment. A notarized letter from the parent can serve as third party consent. For non-relative caregivers, a 3rd party consent provides better protection than a caregiver’s affidavit regarding medical care.