Health Care Directives Protect Your Right To Choose
Florida law provides for two major advance health care directives: living wills and designations of health care surrogates. A living will authorizes no additional life-prolonging measures be taken if two physicians determine that death is imminent and there is no reasonable medical probability of recovery. A health care surrogate agreement is used to designate another person to act on your behalf and make necessary medical decisions upon such incapacity when death is not imminent. These are important documents to have in place to clearly express your wishes and to avoid confusion if your health deteriorates in the future.