Estate and Elder Law

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Their Decision, Not Yours – The Duty of a Health Care Proxy
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Leanna Hamill

The New York Times has a recent article called “ An Ill Father, A Life and Death Decision .” It’s about a daughter who has been appointed as the health care proxy for her father. This means that when he is unable to make or communicate... Read More

Family Health Care Decisions Act
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by David R. Schoenhaar

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... Read More

Creation, Execution And Revocation Of Massachusetts Health Care Proxies
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By John Dugan Massachusetts law provides for the execution, administration and governance of health care proxies. A health care proxy is a written instrument signed by a competent adult appointing another competent adult to make health care decisions... Read More