What Is A Health Care Proxy?

While you may have a living will on record that details your wishes in a wide range of medical situations, what happens if the situation arises that isn’t covered by your living will? This is when it can be beneficial to have a health care proxy.

At my Nassau County office, clients trust me, attorney Mitchell P. Sandler, with their health care proxy and other estate planning needs. Using my 30 years of experience, I am able to provide the guidance clients need in order to appoint the proper individual as their health care proxy and the one to make decisions about their medical care.

Contact my office today to schedule your initial consultation. We can discuss health care proxies and what a health care proxy may mean for you.

A health care proxy is an individual that is appointed by you, who is powered by the law to make decisions about your medical care on your behalf. The health care proxy must follow your living will if there is one established for you and to make decisions where the living will may not give specific directions.

Since the health care proxy holds so much power over your medical care, it is important that you think through the decision to appoint one and evaluate each potential proxy that you are considering. It is important that your representative makes decisions based on what he or she truly believes is in your best interests, depending on your condition, and not on his or her emotions.

Contact A Long Island Power Of Attorney Lawyer

To learn more about health care proxies, living wills, health care directives, and other estate planning protections, please contact my firm online or call 516-874-3520 to schedule a free consultation. I have flexible scheduling times, and I am willing to meet clients in the evening or on weekends to meet the demands of their schedule. My office is conveniently located just off the highway at the intersection of Route 106-107 and the Northern State Parkway.