Advance Directive - Florida
This interactive legal document enables you to generate a Living Will and, optionally, a Designation of Health Care Surrogate (Healthcare Power of Attorney), that protect your right to refuse medical treatment you do not want, or to request treatment you do want, in the event you lose the ability to make decisions yourself:
1. The Florida Designation of Health Care Surrogate lets you name someone to make decisions about your medical care-including decisions about life support-if you can no longer speak for yourself. The Designation of Health Care Surrogate is especially useful because it appoints someone to speak for you any time you are unable to make your own medical decisions, not only at the end of life.
2. The Florida Living Will lets you state your wishes about medical care in the event that you have an end-stage condition, become persistently vegetative, or develop a terminal condition and can no longer make your own medical decisions. A second doctor must agree with your attending physician's opinion of your medical condition. It is recommended that you complete both of these documents to best ensure that you receive the medical care you want when you can no longer speak for yourself.