What legal document do I need to give another person other than my husband the right to make choices abour my heath and burial?

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What legal document do I need to give another person other than my husband the right to make choices abour my heath and burial?

Asked on August 5, 2012 under Estate Planning, New York

Answers:

Mark Siegel / Law Office of Mark A. Siegel

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In NY, by completing a Health Care Proxy, you can  appoint a person you trust to make health care decisions for you, if you lose the ability to do so. You can obtain a free Health Care Proxy form & information from the NYS Dept of Health website. A free form can also be obtained on the NYS Bar Association website.

Your funeral and burial instructions can be stated in a properly drafted will that is prepared, signed & witnessed in accordance with the requirements of NY law.


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