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The above notwithstanding, in the event of a dispute or disagreement concerning the attending physician's decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures, the attending physician shall not withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures pending expedited judicial review.
Do You Need a Living Will?
A Florida living will is the legal instrument in which typically a person directs the providing, withholding, or withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures in the event that such person has a terminal condition, has an end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state.
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 would benefit from having a Florida living will and how a Florida living will prepared by a knowledgeable estate planning attorney may help you achieve your goals.
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Medical Decisions Regarding Life-Prolonging Procedures in Florida
If a person has made a living will expressing their desires concerning life-prolonging procedures, but has not designated a surrogate to execute their wishes concerning life-prolonging procedures or designated a health care surrogate, the attending physician may proceed as directed by the person in their living will.
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If you live in Florida and you think you may need a Florida living will, you should consider consulting with a knowledgeable and experienced estate planning attorney that is familiar with the applicable Florida laws to discuss your individual situation.

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Nevertheless, before proceeding in accordance with the person's living will, it must be determined that the person does not have a reasonable medical probability of recovering capacity, that the person has a terminal condition, has an end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state, and that any limitations or conditions in the person's living will have been carefully considered and satisfied.
The patient’s family, the health care facility, or the attending physician, or any other interested person who may reasonably be expected to be directly affected by the surrogate or proxy’s decision concerning any health care decision may seek expedited judicial intervention.

However, if a review of a disputed decision is not sought within seven days following the physician's decision, the physician may proceed as directed by the person in their living will.
In the absence of a living will, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures from a patient may be made by a health care surrogate designated by the patient unless the designation limits the surrogate’s authority.
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