New York Consolidated Laws, General Obligations Law - GOB § 5-1552. Form of designation

1. Designations in general.  A designation of a person in parental relation pursuant to this title shall be in writing and shall include:  the name of the parent, the name of the designee, the name of each minor or incapacitated person with respect to whom such designation is made, the parent's signature, and the date of such signature.  The designation may specify a period of time less than twelve months for which such designation shall be valid unless earlier revoked by such parent pursuant to section 5-1554 of this title, provided that any designation specifying a period of more than thirty days shall also conform to the provisions of subdivision two of this section.

2. Designations for more than thirty days.  A designation specifying a period of more than thirty days shall also include:  an address and telephone number where the parent can be reached, an address and telephone number where the designee can be reached, the date of birth of each minor or incapacitated person with respect to whom such designation is made, the date or contingent event on which the designation commences, the written consent of the designee to such designation, and a statement that there is no prior order of any court in any jurisdiction currently in effect prohibiting such parent from making the designation.  A designation specifying a period of more than thirty days shall be notarized.

3. Designations not specifying a time period.  If no time period is specified in a designation, it shall be valid until the earlier of revocation or the expiration of thirty days from the date of signature if the designation does not meet the requirements of subdivision two of this section, or twelve months from the date of commencement specified therein if the designation meets the requirements of subdivision two of this section.


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