New York Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Empire State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in New York.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for New York. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for New York State

Death Certificate instructions for New York City

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: AB A9910A
Description: Provides for the administration of digital assets; authorizes a user to use an online tool to direct the custodian to disclose or not to disclose some or all of the user's digital assets, including the content of electronic communications; provides that this article does not impair the rights of a custodian or a user under a terms-of-service agreement to access and use digital assets of the user;  provides for a procedure for disclosing digital assets.
Status: Effective September 29, 2016,

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

 

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

  • The "New York End-Of-Life Options Act" (Bill S3685-2015) was introduced to the State Senate on February 13, 2015 to "to make aid in dying an open, legitimate option for terminally ill individuals in New York State."

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

New York Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Download the MOLST form for New York residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • New York has a 3.06%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $4.187 million)

For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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