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New York Health Care Proxy Lawyer

Appointing a Health Care Agent in Brooklyn & Manhattan

Who will you trust to speak for you in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself? Under New York health care proxy law, you can appoint someone you trust, such as a family member or a friend, to act on your behalf in making health care decisions if you are incapacitated. By completing a health care proxy and appointing a health care agent, you can ensure that your medical providers follow your wishes. You can give the person you appoint the power to make all of your health care decisions or only specific ones and can give him or her specific instructions regarding your health care that he or she must follow in the event that you are incapacitated. Your agent must also follow your moral and religious beliefs. In addition to health care decisions, your health care proxy can address issues of organ and tissue donation.

Making the decision to execute a health care proxy is important. An attorney at our New York City law firm can offer you valuable advice and guidance on this subject, in addition to helping you complete the appointment of your health care agent by completing a legally sound health care proxy that addresses all of your needs and concerns.

Your health care agent will make decisions on your behalf once your doctor has determined that you are unable to make health care decisions on your own. You may choose any competent adult over the age of 18 years old to be your agent. If you name a doctor as your agent, he or she cannot act as your direct medical care provider as well as be your agent. Although you may have signed the form and assigned a health care agent, you can make your own health care decisions as long as you are able to do so.

Health Care Proxy Attorney in New York City

Assigning a health care agent is an important step to take regardless of your age or health. If you are unable, even temporarily, to make decisions for yourself due to a serious injury or illness, you may benefit from having a person to act on your behalf. Health care providers may look to your closest family members to make these decisions, but if you have executed a health care proxy you will be sure that you have assigned a particular, trusted person to make these decisions based upon your particular desires. This ensures that your wishes are carried out and that there is no dispute or conflict in regard to the treatment you receive.

Contact a New York City health care proxy attorney at Melnik Law Group, PLLC to see how we can help you with this important issue.

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Melnik Law Group, PLLC - New York City Estate Planning Attorney
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