A Florida medical power of attorney form, referred to as the Designation of Health Care Surrogate, is a document that enables an individual to select their health care representative to prepare for a circumstance in which they cannot effectively communicate their wishes. The form, in conjunction with a living will (also linked below), provides the principal with the peace of mind of knowing their affairs are in order and their preferences about end-of-life treatments will be honored.
Generally speaking, an individual will select someone they are close to who is familiar with their condition and can anticipate what procedures and treatments they would consent to and reject.
Living Will – Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word
Laws – Chapter 765
Signing Requirements – Must be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses (§ 765.202(1)).