New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

New York Family Health Care Decisions Act

by David Goldfarb
Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
On March 16, 2010, New York’s Governor David Paterson signed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) into law. The FHCDA allows family members to make health care decisions, including decisions about the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, on behalf of patients who lose their ability to make such decisions and have not prepared advance directives regarding their wishes.

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