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Health Care Surrogate

 

A document in which you name another person to act as your surrogate to make health care decisions if you are unable to.   In Florida, without a written health care directive, if you are married, your spouse is automatically your surrogate.    If you are unmarried, your children (by majority) are your surrogate(s).  Even if this legislative plan is okay with you, you should still put in writing your wishes so that there is no doubt when you are hospitalized and/or unconscious who you would want making medical decisions on your behalf.