Power of Attorney
- The parent or guardian of a minor or incapacitated person may sign the Delegation of Power by Parent or Guardian.
- Authority about the care (including medical and dental), custody, education, recreation and property of the minor or incapacitated person is given to the person named as the “Attorney in Fact” on the document and on the date set forth in the document.
- This power of attorney is only valid for 12 months.
- The form is JDF 751 and you can get it directly by clicking on the heading above or by going to www.courts.state.co.us under “Self Help/Forms,” then “all court forms and instructions,” then “by JDF number” on the left hand side of the page. Type in JDF 751. JDF 751 en Español.
- For more instructions on this form please see the Instructions JDF 750 (by clicking this link or going through the same steps above on our website. Instructions JDF 750 en Español.
- This power of attorney allows another person to make decisions concerning your property for you. The person is called your “Agent” and will be able to act for you and make decisions for you whether or not you are able to act for yourself.
- This power of attorney does not allow the agent to make healthcare decisions for you. You need a separate medical durable power of attorney for that. (see #3).
- You can get this form by clicking on the title above or you can go to www.courts.state.co.us, then click on the link for “Information for Attorneys”, and then scroll down and under the title “Legal Community” you will click on the link for “Colorado Revised Statutes.” This will take you to Lexis Nexis and in the search box you will write 15-14-74. Once you pull up the statute you will click the red link that says “Display image.” This will take you to the information and the form.
(3) Medical Durable Power of Attorney
- A medical power of attorney allows you to name a person to be your agent. This person will make health care decisions for you when you are not able to do so.
- You can give specific instructions about various issues like surgery, medical treatment, and more.
- A few examples of this form are provided below since there is no form provided by a Colorado Revised Statute. Usually, the form is called a Medical Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions.
- One example is from the Colorado Hospital Association. This link will get you to information from the Colorado Hospital Association and when you scroll down you will reach their form for Medical Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions.
- Another example is from Colorado Legal Services. Click the link and it will take you to the form.
- A 3rd example can be found on the Colorado AARP website.
- Last example can be found on the Colorado Care Planning website and is available in English and Spanish Here.