Guide to Health Care Decisions for Individuals with Disabilities Released

Friday, February 10, 2017

In response to requests from families AccessCNY has released a new booklet on health care decisions for individuals with disabilities. The booklet highlights different options and procedures for making these difficult decisions. The information is provided solely as a resource for families so they may be thinking about these important decisions before facing a terminal illness of a loved one.

The booklet covers:

  • Health Care Proxies
  • Medical decisions for individuals who lack capacity
  • Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
  • Requests to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment
  • Non-hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders

The guide serves as a summary of already existing regulations and is meant for informational purposes only.

AccessCNY is pleased to provide this resource for all in the community to benefit from.

Download the Health Care Booklet