Medical Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney: Advance Directives
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to plan ahead for medical emergencies or the onset of a terminal illness. By putting into place one or more advance directives, we make a stressful time easier on our loved ones. This provides clear, undisputed guidelines about your wishes should you be incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.
Advance directives are essentially legal documents that plainly express our wishes for health care. Deciding what type of medical care you would like to receive in the event that you have reached an end of life situation is a weight issue and one that deserves a great deal of reflection. An experienced Florida medical power of attorney is a great resource for making suggestions about types of advanced directives to have in place.
A Florida Estate planning attorney can assist in drafting a living will, which is required to comply with the provisions in Florida Statutes Section 765.03. A living will may state whether you wish to be resuscitated or whether you wish to be kept alive through means of artificial nutrition and hydration.
Once a living will has been executed, it is important to provide several people with copies. This enables them to follow your wishes and act on your behalf in the event of an emergency. Your primary care physician should have a copy of the will, as well as your spouse and your closest relatives. This makes it easier for medical personnel to understand what measures to take while you are under their care.
A health care power of attorney covers a broader scope of circumstances, as well as providing a specific individual with whom medical personnel must communicate. A healthcare proxy can capture minute details or be relatively vague. Contact an experienced Florida Estate Planning attorney to assist with the details and ensure the document complies with all state laws.
It is essential to plan for the future and select the best type of advance directive. Advanced planning, removes the burden off your loved ones, who may not understand your wishes, if they are not written down. It is a responsible, act of love that the family members you leave behind will appreciate.
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