Who Should Have A Health Care Surrogate? Gainesville Elder Law Attorneys The Miller Elder Law Firm discuss who should have a health care surrogate.
“We believe that everyone over 18 should have a designation of a health care surrogate and a living will. Both of those documents are very important to anyone over 18 because what happens is, a lot of times, we’ll have a student that’s away at college, and they become ill. The infirmary at the hospital, at the college, can’t give any information to the parents because the child is no longer a child. They’re an adult. If you’ve named your parent or anyone else as your health care surrogate, then that person’s going to be able to get information about you and make medical decisions for you if you cannot.”