Health Care Proxy Benefits
Your designated proxy takes on decision-making power, in accordance with your wishes when a doctor states that you are unable to understand or appreciate the full consequences and exact nature of a treatment program. That could be because of advanced age, severe illness, unconsciousness due to injury, or any other similar event.
Your agent speaks for you in areas like undertaking risky surgical procedures or ingesting medication with unwanted side-effects. Furthermore, your agent knows whether or not you authorize the use of heroic life-saving measures.
Family members might or might not be privy to such information. Additionally, family members do not always agree in these matters. If that happens, the dispute might end up before a judge.
Medical staff will continually monitor you throughout this process. Once you regain your faculties enough to understand the nature and consequences of a certain procedure, the health care proxy terminates by operation of law.
You may also terminate the proxy by executing another one, by giving proper notice to the proxy, or by physically destroying the document in the presence of witnesses.
The health care proxy is an incredibly private document. At the Dilendorf Law Firm, our secure, cloud-based portal gives you the needed privacy. Other than a routine initial consultation, no one else will even know that you are preparing a health care proxy. The proxies themselves do not even need to know until it is time to execute the documents.
Our document preparation portal helps people draft more than health care proxies. Some other options include Do Not Resuscitate orders and its polar opposite, a Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). If you desire additional informality yet want a firm plan in place, other options include a surrogate under the Family Health Care Decisions Act or, for terminal illnesses, information required pursuant to the Palliative Care Information Act.
Do not leave important health care matters to chance. For a confidential consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer in New York, contact Dilendorf Law Firm, PLLC.
New York Health Care Proxy Lawyers
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At the Dilendorf Law Firm, we know how much a properly-executed health care proxy improves your peace of mind. So, before we start the drafting process, we carefully review your needs as well as applicable New York laws. Our clients handle much of the document drafting themselves via our convenient and secure online portal.