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."

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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