Posts Tagged ‘health care proxy’

What is a Living Will? A Living Will is a written statement that expresses your desires with regard to health care treatment if you become mentally incapable and/or physically incapable of expressing those desires. It can include, but need not be limited to, instructions concerning the termination of life support. What is a Health Care […]

Most People Should Sign A Health Care Proxy Form If you are like most people, it is a better idea to sign a health care proxy form rather than to rely on the laws of the State of New York to determine who would make health care decisions for you if you became mentally incapacitated. […]

The Family Health Care Decisions Act

February 4th, 2014 by David Goldfarb

A New Law Permits Health Care Decisions 
to Be Made For Incapacitated People in New York 
Who Have Not Signed a Health Care Proxy On March 16, 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law the Family Health Care Decisions Act, effective June 1, 2010, which for the first time will permit family and/or friends to […]

New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

January 20th, 2014 by David Goldfarb

On March 16, 2010, New York’s Governor David Paterson signed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) into law. The FHCDA allows family members to make health care decisions, including decisions about the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, on behalf of patients who lose their ability to make such decisions and have not prepared […]