New York State Health Care Proxy

  • (1) I, _______________________________________
    _________, hereby appoint  ____________________
    __________________ (tel.)____________________
    Address ____________________________________
    ____________________________________________
    as my health care agent to make any and all health care decisions for me, except to the extent that I state otherwise.  This proxy shall take effect only when and if I become unable to make my own health care decisions.
  • (2) Optional: Alternate Agent
  • If the person I appoint is unable, unwilling or unavailable to act as my health care agent, I hereby appoint
  • Name                                                                              

    Tel                                                                                 

    Address                                                                           
  • as my health care agent to make any and all health care decisions for me, except to the extent that I state otherwise.
  • (3) Unless I revoke it or state an expiration date or circumstances under which it will expire, this proxy shall remain in effect indefinitely.  (Optional: If you want this proxy to expire, state the date or conditions here.)  This proxy shall expire (specify date or conditions):
  •                                                                                                                    _____________________________________
  •                                                                                                                         _____________________________________               
  • (4) Optional: I direct my health care agent to make health care decisions according to my wishes and limitations, as he or she knows or as stated below.  (If you want to limit your agent's authority to make health care decisions for you or to give specific instructions, you may state your wishes or limitations here.)  I direct my health care agent to make decisions in accordance with the following limitations and/or instructions (attach additional pages as necessary):
  • I have discussed with my agent and alternate agent my wishes concerning health care decisions, including artificial nutrition and hydration, and give my agent and alternate agent, respectively, authority to make all health care decisions, including decisions for the provision, continuation and/or removal of artificial  nutrition and hydration, on my behalf.
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  • In order for your agent to make health care decisions for you about artificial nutrition and hydration (nourishment and water provided by feeding tube and intravenous line), your agent must reasonably know your wishes.  You can either tell your agent what your wishes are or include them in this section.  See instructions for sample language that you could use if you choose to include your wishes on this form, including your wishes about artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • (5) Your Identification (please print)
  • Your Name  ___________________________________________
  • Your Signature ______________________________________ 

  • Date  _____________________________ , 200 _____
  • Your Address ________________________________________

  • (6) Optional: Organ and/or Tissue Donation
  • I hereby make an anatomical gift, to be effective upon my death, of (check any that apply)
  •  9  Any needed organs and or tissues

     9   The following organs and/or tissues ____________________________________________

     ___________________________________________

     9   Limitations ___________________________________________

     

  • If you do not state your wishes or instructions about organ and/or tissue donation on this form, it will not be taken to mean that you do not wish to make a donation or prevent a person, who is otherwise authorized by law, to consent to a donation on your behalf.
  • Your Signature _____________  Date __________ , 200__

    (7) Statement by Witnesses (Witnesses must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be the health care agent or alternate.)

  • I declare that the person who signed this document is personally known to me and appears to be of sound mind and acting of his or her own free will.  He or she signed (or asked another to sign for him or her) this document in my presence.

 

      Date                                                   Date

     _____________, 200__        ________________, 200__

     

     Name of Witness 1                       Name of Witness 2

     

     (print) _______________        (print) _______________

     

     Signature ____________      Signature ______________

     

     Address ____________      Address _______________

    ____________________      ____________________


    PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BEFORE COMPLETING
    THE HEALTH CARE PROXY
    DISTRIBUTED BY JAY J. SANGERMAN, PLLC
    ATTORNEYS AT LAW
    60 EAST 42ND STREET
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10165
    (212) 922-0711
    www.sangerman.com
    jsangerman@sangerman.com

    Offices located in New York, Florida and New Jersey

    *Derived from the Health Care Proxy developed by the State of New York Department of Health.

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