New Health Care Surrogate Form
As of October 1, 2015 the Florida health care surrogate law was revised. This new revision allows the health care surrogate to become effective immediately without needing to prove the signor is incapacitated. This is very important since it can save a lot of time having the health care surrogate accepted. For example, under the old form, you would have to prove an individual is incapacitated if you are speaking to a third-party – usually an insurance company. In order to do this, you need to get a statement from the individual’s doctor and send to the third-party. This can be extremely time-consuming. Using the new form, we can make a health care surrogate effective immediately without the need to prove incapacity. If your health care surrogate was written prior to October 1, 2015, you may want to consider updating to the new form.