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New York Medical Power of Attorney Form

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New York medical power of attorney authorizes an individual to act as the health care agent for a principal and make medical decisions on their behalf. The agent’s decision-making abilities become effective after a doctor determines that the principal has lost their mental capacity. While the agent is likely to have a comprehensive understanding of the principal’s medical preferences, it may benefit the principal to further define their health care wishes in a Living Will.

Agent’s Duties PBH § 2982

Laws PBH Article 29-C (Health Care Agents and Proxies)

Signing Requirements (PBH § 2981(2)) – Two (2) Witnesses


State Definition

StatutePBH § 2980(8)

“Health care proxy” means a document delegating the authority to make health care decisions, executed in accordance with the requirements of this article.