A New York Law called the Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust and who knows you well, such as a family member or close friend, who will agree to act in your best interests regarding your health care if you lose the ability to make decisions about treatment for yourself. The document in which you appoint this person as your health care agent is called a Health Care Proxy.
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