End-of-Life Health Care Planning Documents and Advance Directives for New York State
Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known and Honored, is a very useful publication from the New York State Attorney General's office. This booklet contains information about the health care proxy form, living will, Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (DNR) form and MOLST form plus lots of information about legal aspects of end-of-life planning.
Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST): information from the New York State Attorney General's office.
"The New York State Department of Health has recently approved the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form. The MOLST form allows doctors to record your preferences regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), mechanical intervention, and other life sustaining treatments on to one form as a physician order. MOLST must be completed by a health care professional and signed by a New York State licensed physician to be valid.
A valid MOLST form serves as a “Physician Order Form” and can be transferred with you from one health care setting to another. View a sample MOLST form. To order copies of the MOLST and patient and provider information, may complete an order form and fax it to (585) 238-4400.
- Health care proxy form at the New York State Department of Health. The form has detailed instructions and information about health-care proxy arrangements.
- Living Will Form, courtesy of Caring Connections.
- Living Will Form from the New York State Bar Association.