COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVES
- Is a designation of health care surrogate the same as a living will?
- No. A healthcare surrogate is able to make decisions about the medical treatments which are not life support; such as medication, tests, choice of hospitals and physicians. This allows someone whom you have appointed to express your wishes if you are unable to do so.
- A living will, on the other hand, applies only to life support treatment for a terminal condition from which you are not expected to recover.
- What are some of the other things a health care surrogate can do?
- Apply for health insurance
- Sign consent forms
- Provide information and records when needed
- Prevent or stop unnecessary tests or medication
If you need advice on estate planning or advance medical directives, call the Law Office of Debra G. Simms today at 386.256.4882
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