Family Health Care Decisions Act

David R. Schoenhaar, Esq Ruskin Moscou Faltischek On March 16, 2010, Governor Paterson signed into law the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA). See Chapter 8 of the Laws of 2010 . This new law provides procedures for family members and others close to an incapacitated person to make health care...

LaPiana on the New York Family Health Care Decisions Act

The Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) will come into force on June 1, 2010. The legislation adds new Article 29-CC to the New York Public Heath Law ( §§ 2994-a though 2994-s ). The new statutes provide a legal framework for making health care decisions for persons who lack capacity to...

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16th. In Virginia, the Health Care Decisions Act provides the specifics of the Commonwealth's advance directives law. It is estimated, however, that only about 15% of all Virginians have executed an advance directive, and less than 50% of severely or...