As in most states, when applying for a driver’s license, New Yorkers are prompted to answer whether they are an organ donor. Pending legislation would extend this prompt to advance directives.
A.B. 449 adds a question on the application for a driver’s license or non-driver identification cards: “Have you executed an advance directive?”
Nothing in this legislation would require an individual to complete an advance directive. Rather, it would simply ask applicants if they have completed a health care proxy or living will.