It is prudent to designate a trusted person to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated and unable to decide for yourself. This individual is called a “Health Care Proxy.”

If you have particular instructions with regard to the type of treatment you wish (or do not wish) under certain circumstances, you should inform your Health Care Proxy and you may state your wishes on the form.

Forms for the designation of a Health Care Proxy are produced by New York State, and may be obtained from our office.