What Is A Health Care Surrogate?
When creating an estate plan, you should consider designating a health care surrogate in conjunction with other health-related directives and living wills. The health care surrogate designation is a legal document that identifies another adult to serve as your representative to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to do so. No one expects that they may have to put their health decisions into someone else’s hands. But a comprehensive estate plan should include this very important document in the event that a time arises when you cannot make a health care decision, which may be on a short-time, immediate basis, or which may be a long-term health care situation. In addition to discussing your wishes and intentions with your loved ones, call the attorneys at The Murphy Law Group to discuss designating a health care surrogate so that if the time comes when you cannot make health care decisions for yourself, someone that you trust has the legal authority to make them for you.