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As with most of the legal instruments that may be used as part of a well thought out estate plan, you should consider whether
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a knowledgeable estate planning attorney may help you achieve your goals.
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However, if the person has executed a designation of health care surrogate, referred to by some as a Florida medical power of
attorney, the health care decisions are delegated to the individual that the person has selected. Upon a determination that the
person lacks capacity, the person's surrogate shall have authority to act for the person.
Need a Medical Power of Attorney?
A medical power of attorney, also known in Florida as a designation of health care surrogate, and sometimes referred to as a
health care power of attorney, is the legal instrument in which typically a person gives another party the authority to make
medical decisions on the person's behalf.
As with most of the legal instruments that may be used as part
of a well thought out estate plan, you should consider whether
you should have a Florida medical power of attorney and how
a medical power of attorney prepared by a knowledgeable
estate planning attorney may help you achieve your goals.
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General Medical Decisions in Florida
In Florida, a person is presumed to be capable of making their own health care decisions unless the person is determined to be
incapacitated. If a person is incapacitated, health care decisions may be first made for the person by any of the following, in
the following order of priority:
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If you live in Florida and you think you may need a Florida
medical power of attorney, you should consider consulting
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1. The judicially appointed guardian of the person;
2. The patient's spouse;
3. An adult child of the patient, or if the patient has more
than one adult child, a majority of the adult children who
are reasonably available for consultation;
4. A parent of the patient;
5. The adult sibling of the patient or, if the patient has
more than one sibling, a majority of the adult siblings
who are reasonably available for consultation.
The surrogate, among other things, shall also be authorized to
consult with the appropriate health care providers to provide
informed consent on behalf of the person, shall be provided
access to the person's medical records, and may decide what
proposed treatments are to be withheld or withdrawn.
The person's surrogate shall have authority to make all health care
decisions for the person during the person's incapacity.
"Without health life is not life;
it is only a state of langour."