Overview: New York recognizes Health Care Proxies but there is no law in New York governing Living Wills and there is no standard Living Will form for New York. You can create your own or use the one we created below. Again, this is not legally valid but it can guide your Health Care Proxy and your physicians about the types of choices you would make.
Required Information for Naming a Health Care Proxy: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your NY Health Care Proxy form for it to be considered valid.
Required Information: Even though this document may not be recognized legally, we recommend signing it and having two (2) witnesses sign it as well.
Remember to add your completed form to your Everplan!