The Florida durable power of attorney form is a document used by a Florida resident to select their healthcare representative. It is absolutely necessary that a power of attorney be signed should an individual wish to have their healthcare wishes carried out by another individual when they lose decisional capability. Due to the wide scope of the authority granted to a healthcare surrogate, it is recommended that the individual selected be closely related to or associated with the principal so they can effectively and accurately over-see their healthcare.
“Durable” definition – §709.2102
Laws – §709.2104
Signing requirements – The power of attorney must be signed in the presence of a notary public and two (2) witnesses (§709.2105).