Wills • Trusts • Inheritance ... Planning for your family's future.
Next Workshop - May 6th at 10:45 am

Designation of Healthcare Surrogate

Health Care Surrogate & Power of Attorney

A Health Care Surrogate Designation is a document in which the principal designates someone else to make health care decisions if the principal is unable to make those decisions. Unlike a Power of Attorney, a health care surrogate decision-maker has no authority to act until such time as the attending physician has determined the principal lacks the capacity to make informed health care decisions. (In instances where the attending physician has a question as to whether the principal lacks capacity, a second physician must agree with the attending physician’s conclusion that the principal lacks the capacity to make medical decisions before a surrogate decision-maker’s authority is commenced.) Many medical providers prefer a designation of health care surrogate for health care decisions because the document is limited to health care. However, a Durable Power of Attorney specifically for health care may enable the agent to assist the principal in health care decisions even though the principal may not completely lack capacity.

Questions?

Name:

Email:

How Can We Help You?

Type In The Space Below (Sorry)
captcha

I have read the Full Disclaimer.

Contact Info:

Cramer Law Center, P.L.
3030 Hartley Rd., Suite 290
Jacksonville, Fl. 32257
Duval County
904/448-9978 Phone
904/448-9979 Fax

Online:


Disclaimer:
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision which should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, please ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Read More


For information on our fees visit:
How We Charge