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Health Care Decisionmaking
Who Will Make Decisions About Your Health Care When You Lack Capacity to Do So?
This article explains the current New York State law regarding who can make decisions about one's health care when one lacks capacity to make those decisions for oneself. This article describes and provides links to further information about: (1) Health Care Proxies allows someone with mental...
Family Health Care Decisions Act
New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA)(Chapter 8 of the Laws of 2010, adding Public Health Law Ch. 29-CC and 29-CCC) allows a patient’s family member or close friend to make health care decisions for a patient who is in a hospital or nursing home, if the patient lacks decisional...


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