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SECTION 5-1551
Power of parent to designate a person in parental relation
General Obligations (GOB) CHAPTER 24-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 15-A
§ 5-1551. Power of parent to designate a person in parental relation.
A parent of a minor or incapacitated person may designate another person
as a person in parental relation to such minor or incapacitated person
pursuant to sections twenty-one hundred sixty-four and twenty-five
hundred four of the public health law and sections two and thirty-two
hundred twelve of the education law for a period not exceeding twelve
months provided that there is no prior order of any court in any
jurisdiction currently in effect that would prohibit such parent from
himself or herself exercising the same or similar authority, and
provided further, that, in the case where a court has ordered that both
parents must agree on education or health decisions regarding the child,
a designation pursuant to this subdivision shall not be valid unless
both parents have consented thereto. Such designation shall be in the
form prescribed by section 5-1552 of this title, and may be presented to
any school, health care provider or health plan that requires such
designation by either the parent or the designee.