Healthcare Proxy Lecture: for all ages June 20th 6-7 pm

 

Healthcare Proxy NYS

Come Join Angela Lunz for a Lecture on a subject that people all too often put off until it is too late.

Health Care Proxy
Appointing Your Health Care Agent in New York State

The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to
appoint someone you trust — for example, a family
member or close friend – to make health care decisions
for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.
By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure
that health care providers follow your wishes. Your agent
can also decide how your wishes apply as your medical
condition changes. Hospitals, doctors and other health
care providers must follow your agent’s decisions as if
they were your own. You may give the person you select
as your health care agent as little or as much authority
as you want. You may allow your agent to make all
health care decisions or only certain ones. You may also
give your agent instructions that he or she has to follow.
This form can also be used to document your wishes or
instructions with regard to organ and/or tissue donation.