Juvenile Code: Dependency

ORS 419B.376
Duties and authority of guardian

A person, agency or institution having guardianship of a ward by reason of appointment by the court has the duties and authority of a guardian of the ward, including but not limited to the following:


To authorize surgery for the ward, but this authority does not prevent the person having legal custody of the ward from acting under ORS 419B.373 (Duties and authority of legal custodian) (4).


To authorize the ward to enlist in the Armed Forces of the United States.


To consent to the ward’s marriage.


When the ward has been committed under ORS 419B.527 (Disposition of ward after termination), to consent to the adoption of the ward.


To make other decisions concerning the ward of substantial legal significance.


To make such reports and to supply such information to the court as the court may from time to time require. [1993 c.33 §116; 2003 c.396 §66]
§§ 419B.500 to 419B.524

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appointment of "independent counsel" to represent the child in every adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When second termination of parental rights proceeding was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first proceeding. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

Authority of Children's Services Division to use social security, veterans' and other benefits to defray care costs of guardianship children, (1981) Vol. 42, p 146

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are always implicated in construction and application of provisions of this chapter. Department of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)


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