Designation of Health Care Surrogate

Florida Designation of Health Care Surrogates Attorney

Florida Designation of Health Care Surrogates is one of many aspects of a Good Florida Estate Plan Our lawyers who prepare Designation of Health Care Surrogate are not just filling in a form, but help our clients to make informed decisions that will guide their agents in the decision making process.  Whether you are in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida we can help you with your estate planning needs.

A Designation of Health Care Surrogate allows your agent to act on your behalf to make medical decisions when you are unable to make those decisions yourself. The Designation of Health Care Surrogate is not a Florida Living Will but often used in conjunction with a Florida Living Will to allow your agent to make decisions that the Florida Living Will does not cover. It is also important to have a HIPAA release in conjunction with a Designation of Health Care Surrogate to allow your agents access to your medical records to make proper decisions. The new privacy laws prevent your spouse or family from finding out medical information.

We often prepare a single document that includes a Florida Living Will, Florida Designation of Health Care Surrogate, and Florida HIPAA release. By using a single document of which is referred to as a Combination Living Will Designation of Health Care Surrogate & HIPAA Release your agent will be able to make decisions for your which are not inconsistent with overall decisions found in the Living Will. By using separate documents your agents can show one document but withhold others to achieve their desired results and not necessarily yours.

If you need help deciding which type of Medical Powers of Attorney you need, you should contact a Florida Medical Power of Attorney Lawyer. Apple Law Firm can provide the guidance you need to make the right decision for your individual set of circumstances.

TO SET UP A FREE CONSULTATION, CONTACT A FLORIDA MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY LAWYER ONLINE OR CALL US AT (904) 685-1200.


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