Patient and Visitor Information

Health Care Proxy

Under New York's health care proxy law, any competent person can authorize another person (often a family member) to make health care decisions, if the patient becomes unable to do so. You do this by completing the standard health care proxy form, noting the person you are designating to make decisions, noting any specific decision that you want the person you are designating to make, and by signing the document in front of two witnesses.