Estate Planning Tip – Health Care Surrogates and Their Importance

Estate Planning Tip – Health Care Surrogates and Their Importance

| Mar 25, 2020 | Estate Planning |

Have you prepared a health care proxy yet?  Do you have someone to make your medical decisions if you can’t?

This important legal document only is effective when a person requires medical treatment and a physician decides that you do not have the ability to communicate your wishes. As soon as a person regains their capacity, he or she then can resume their medical decision making.  A health care surrogate authorizes someone else to make important medical decisions if you cannot decide for yourself.  It is extremely important to have a health care proxy if you and your loved ones may disagree on treatment methods.  If you do not have a health care proxy in place, a medical provider can provide you with medical treatment you would otherwise have refused.

Preparing this important document prepared and executed in conformity with Florida law will ensure that your medical wishes are carried out how you want.