Health Decisions

New York State Healthcare Proxy/Living Will Information

Patients and their families need compassion, support and education along the "health-illness continuum" from a time of wellness to chronic illness to advancing illness and frailty to death. Those facing serious life-threatening illness and approaching death deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and receive care that is focused on the individual’s goals for care. 

To learn more about the "health-illness continuum" and have access to information, resources and forms about advance directives, healthcare proxy/living wills in New  York State please visit (this link will open a new window).