Durable health care powers
Recognized in new york!
Effective whenever principal is unable to make own decisions.
Execution: competent adult signs and dates written health care proxy in presence of 2 wintesses. Agent may not be one of the witnesses.
Revocation: at any time orally, in writing, or any other act with intent to revoke. By notifying agent or health care provider. Divorce revokes where agent is former spouse.
Agents: 18 years old. No non-blood employees, operators, or administrartors of hospitals. Has priority over all others in making decidsions regarding principal's medical care. Must make decisions according to principal's wishes.