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Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is about making clear your wishes and goals for health care across your life span. It is important for every person age 18 and older, and includes conversations and completing an advance directive.

Advance Care Planning – the Basics

This section provides information about advance care planning, including:

Advance Care Planning – with Serious Illness

Advance care planning with serious illness – beyond the basics – is important if you have been diagnosed with a serious illness. It builds on the basics of having a health care proxy and also involves attention to medical decisions related to life support and end of life choices specific to your.

Advance care planning is an ongoing process that evolves as your life and your medical condition change. As time goes by, you should revisit your choices with your physician, health care agent, and family.

Question & Answers

Questions & Answers about the New York State health care proxy.