New York needs a medical decision-making law!
New York is the only state (besides Missouri) to have failed to create a medical decision making protocol for patients who have not named a proxy decision maker in advance.
The proposed Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) offers to protect people who don’t document their wishes. It would give family members (including broadly defined domestic partners) the authority to make treatment decisions for incapacitated patients who have not signed a health care proxy or left specific oral or written treatment instructions.
Please take a moment to tell the State Senate to vote on the Family Health Care Decisions Act before the legislative session ends.