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Health Care Directive and Appointment of a Health Care
Surrogate
A Health Care Directive, also known as a “living will”, usually covers specific directives as to the course of treatment that
is to be taken by caregivers, or, in particular, in some cases forbidding treatment and sometimes also food and water,
should you be unable to give informed consent due to incapacity.  This is a legal document, which is signed, in the
presence of a notary, and witnessed.  It will be enforceable in the event you are unable to make decisions about your
course of treatment due to incapacity.

A Health Care Surrogate is the person whom you name as the person who will carry out your health care wishes pursuant
to your Health Care Directive.  Additionally, this person will have the power to make health care decisions for you in the
event you become incapacitated.  A Health Care Surrogate will be designated in writing, and this document will be
notarized and witnessed.
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Bauer Family Law
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Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 926-0255
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