New York Advance Directive Forms

Advance Directive Forms

New York legally recognizes health care proxies, but is one of three states that does not have laws governing living wills. However, a living will is still a useful document that can guide your health care proxy and doctor in following your wishes. According to the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Office, living wills are legally valid as long as they provide “clear and convincing evidence” of your wishes. There is no standard New York state living will form, but you can create your own living will, or fill one out made by a private organization. The living will form provided here is courtesy of CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.