Your Health Care Surrogate is a person you trust that you designate to make sure your wishes in case of incapacitation or terminally illness are followed, as outlined in your Living Will directive.
Drafting a Living Will that includes a Health Care Surrogate designation assures that you decide when you wish to allow your life to terminate and under what conditions, as well as the medical care that is to be followed in the event of either physical or mental incapacitation. This way, your care is not left to the debate of care providers, relatives, or even the Courts.
It is recommended that you designate two Health Care Surrogates: a primary and a secondary, in the event the primary designate is not available, unable, or unwilling to act for any reason. You will designate a person you trust to follow and enforce your wishes rather than leaving it to the debate of health care practitioners or the courts
Although a Living Will is helpful whether or not you are married, it can also help secure the right of a partner to assist in your medical care.
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