This thorough consumer guide to New York law provides information and sample forms to help users exercise their right to make treatment decisions and ensure that their wishes for end-of-life-care are understood and respected by care givers, family, and friends. The guide includes an explanation of different types of advance directives (e.g., health care proxy, living will); guidance on how to prepare, make known, or cancel these directives; and discussions of issues such as pain management, hospice care, and organ donation. The guide also incorporates a list of organizations that can provide additional forms and information and citations to relevant case law and statutes.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national resource and advocacy organization working to advance the rights of people affected by HIV. We combine an online HIV Policy Resource Bank, a creative national advocacy agenda, and case assistance focused on systems and institutions with significant impact on marginalized communities.