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February 3, 2022

Time and time again, it has been said that it is better to “have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” Advanced directives are one of those things. Advance Directives include a Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and HIPAA Release. According to Florida Statute 765.10, an advanced directive is “a witnessed written document or oral statement in which instructions are given by a principal or in which the principal’s desires are expressed concerning any aspect of the principal’s health care or health information, and includes, but is not limited to, the designation of a health care surrogate, a living will, or an anatomical gift…”

A Healthcare Surrogate form is a document where you may decide who will make medical decisions on your behalf if you are suddenly unable to make the decisions for yourself.

Advanced directives are not limited to only end-of-life care. These documents are extremely important for everyone, as the future is uncertain, and anything can happen to anyone at any moment. These documents can be used in the event of a medical emergency. That is why it is important to have an advanced directive at any age.

During an emergency where you are under medical care and cannot speak for yourself, the last thing anyone wants to be worried about is what your choices would be. You can choose various medical procedures in the event you need them. A Healthcare Surrogate from often can clear and facilitate this process by having a plan set in place as to the procedures you would want so that your family and health care providers are aware and can act accordingly.

Take care of yourself and call our experienced attorneys to help you create a Healthcare Surrogate Form!

Can The Florida Medicaid Planning & Elder Law Firm Help Me Set Up my Advanced Directives?

We absolutely can. Preplan and call our experienced attorneys to help you create your advanced directives!

The Florida Medicaid Planning & Elder Law Firm has a team of experienced Estate Planning and Elder attorneys. As attorneys who have extensive knowledge in Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning law, we understand it can be a time-consuming and a complicated process. If you are currently in need of  Advanced Directives, contact us to set up an appointment to evaluate your options. We serve the entire state of Florida so call us at (954) 999-9683 or email us at