Health Care Proxies
A health care proxy is a document that appoints a person to make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to make your own decisions. These decisions can include which doctor treats you, which hospital you go to, and what and how aggressive your treatment will be. The agent under a health care proxy can also be authorized to make end-of-life decisions for you.
At Makofsky Valente Law Group, P.C., we draft our health care proxies to indicate that the agent is authorized to make decisions about artificial nutrition and hydration and we explain to our clients what needs to be done to comply with the health care proxy law so that all end of life decisions can be made by the agent.
Health Care Proxies vs Living Will
A living will is an end-of-life document that lays out your final wishes only in regard to end of life decision making. The Elder Law Attorneys at Makofsky Valente Law Group, P.C. have nearly three decades of experience assisting individuals and families to put a plan for medical decision making in place.
Providing for surrogate medical decision making is part of the estate and disability planning process. If you or your family need assistance in an area of Elder Law, schedule an appointment by contacting us online or calling (516) 228-6522 today.
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