Is A Living Will Valid In New York State?

Unlike the Health Care Proxy, there is no specific law in New York that establishes Living Wills. However, the courts in New York have honored Living Wills that have established a person's wishes by "clear and convincing proof." That is, it must be shown that the person who has become incapable had previously given clear and specific instructions regarding a certain type of medical care or procedure.

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