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Feb 05, 2014 · Under New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act, if you have not signed a health care proxy form and you become mentally incapacitated, health care decisions while you are in a hospital or residential care facility can be made for you by an individual called a “surrogate.” (The rules with regard to who can serve as a surrogate and what. Alternative to Guardianship: A Health Care Proxy As a competent adult, you have the right to make your own health care decisions and appoint a trusted person, called a Health Care Agent, to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

Feb 04, 2014 · The Family Health Care Decisions Act permits the appointment of a “surrogate” decision maker for an incapacitated patient in a hospital or residential care facility, i.e. a nursing home, when they do not have a health care proxy. A “health care proxy” allows an individual to authorize another adult of their choosing to make medical. Adult Proxy for Incapacitated Adult Duke* MyChart Access Request (Last revised 8-30-16) This form should be completed by a person ("Proxy") who Duke determines to have medical decision-making power under NC law for patient identified below and has requested access to portions of the patient's electronic protected health information.

your agent or your alternate agent cannot sign as a witness on your Health Care Proxy form. How do I appoint a health care agent? All competent adults, 18 years of age or older, can appoint a health care agent by signing a form called a Health Care Proxy. You don’t need a lawyer or a notary, just two adult witnesses. Your agent. A health care proxy is used in Florida when someone is incapacitated and has not created a designation of health care surrogate or the designated surrogate is unable or unwilling to act. The health care proxy statute provides the legal ability for the family and others to take over someone's health decisions if the incapacitated person is unable to make health care decisions themselves.