Fortunately, the New York State Health Care Proxy is publicly available and very easy to fill out. The form itself is only two pages long. The only required pieces of the form are the appointment of the agent, your signature, and the witness signatures. Everything else is optional, with one exception – your agent must reasonably know your wishes regarding artificial nutrition and hydration. The form contains instructions and answers to frequently asked questions. It is also available in multiple languages.

January 3, 2022

Is the Health Care Proxy difficult to complete?

Fortunately, the New York State Health Care Proxy is publicly available and very easy to fill out. The form itself is only two pages long. The […]
January 3, 2022

What is a Health Care Proxy?

If you are injured, or become ill, and are unable to communicate or make your own decisions, someone else will have to make health care decisions […]
January 3, 2022

Who should complete advance directives?

We recommend that anyone eighteen years of age or older, with decision-making capacity, complete an advance directive. “Decision-making capacity” means someone who doesnothave a current condition […]
January 3, 2022

What are advance directives?

If you are an adult with the capacity to make decisions for yourself, you always have the legal right to request treatments, accept or reject medical […]
January 3, 2022

What does advance care planning involve?

The core parts of advance care planning are: Choosing a person – deciding who will speak for you if/when you lose the ability to communicate your […]
October 13, 2021

Are wishes regarding stopping eating & drinking commonly documented in advance directives?

NO. This is a fairly new type of directive. – Judy
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