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Is a MOLST helpful for New Yorkers without a health care agent?

As this is a medical order, it can be of particular benefit to New Yorkers with a serious illness that do not have anyone they trust to serve as a health care agent, and who have clear wishes regarding wanting to avoid or receive some or all life-sustaining measures. For these New Yorkers, completion of a MOLST is a way to ensure their wishes are known and likely to be honored. Additionally, a MOLST form will have a much greater chance than a living will of being honored in the absence of a health care agent.

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