A kinship caregiver is a relative of a child who is not the child's parent, but who is taking care of the child. Grandparents, aunts or uncles, adult siblings, and other adult relatives can be kinship caregivers.
Some kinship caregivers have a court order that gives them guardianship or custody and the right to agree (to consent) to health care for the child. Others have power of attorney, given to them by the parents. Read Power of Attorney (POA) for Parents to learn more.
Many kinship caregivers do not have anything in writing. If this is true for you, you may have problems when you try to get health care for the child.