Creating Your 2016 Florida Estate Plan: Medical Directives

If you have been thinking about creating your 2016 Florida estate plan, one of the most important topics you will have to addresses the issue of medical directives. Also known as advance or health care directives, medical directives are documents that allow you to make specific choices about what you want to happen in the event you lose capacity and require medical care. Today we are going to take a look at the common medical directives most people in Florida use as a part of their Florida estate plans to give you a better idea of what kinds of tools you will have to make. Creating Your 2016 Florida Estate Plan: Health Care Representatives Through a health care surrogate, capable adults in Florida can designate a person, or sometimes an organization, that will have the legal authority to make medical decisions on their behalf. A health care surrogate, sometimes called a durable power of attorney for health care, also allows your chosen representative to speak to your doctors about you


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