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Health Care Surrogate

A Health Care Surrogate is a document in which the principal designates someone else to make health care decisions if the Principal is unable to make those decisions.  Unlike a Power of Attorney, a health care surrogate decision-maker has no authority to act until such time as the attending physician has determined that the Principal lacks the capacity to make informed health care decisions.

A Health Care Surrogate must be signed in the presence of two witnesses and a notary.