LIVING WILLS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE DECISIONS
"Who do you trust to carry out your healthcare decisions?”
A Living Will is a written document consisting of your instructions regarding the use of life-sustaining treatments in the event that you are terminally ill, or suffering from an illness with little chance of recovery and are incapable of expressing your wishes.
A Living Will is a useful document if you travel outside New York State. It should not be confused with a Healthcare Proxy, which appoints an Agent (the person to whom you have expressed your wishes) to speak for you. A Living Will can be used to help your Agent know what your wishes are in greater detail.
My office drafts Living Wills which ensure that our clients’ wishes are respected.
A HIPPA Release allows a family member to obtain your medical records. Our office can simplify dealing with multiple doctors’ offices and hospitals by creating a single HIPPA release giving one or more people of your choosing the right to obtain your medical records and speak with your doctors’ offices.