Do I Have To Write An Advance Directive Under Florida Law?

No, there is no legal requirement to complete an advance directive. However, if you have not made an advance directive or designated a health care surrogate, health care decisions may be made for you by a court­appointed guardian, your spouse, your adult child, your parent, your adult sibling, an adult relative or a close friend in that order. This person would be called a “proxy.”

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