What is a Health Care Surrogate?

 

 

Video Summary

A common estate planning document our clients inquire about is a Health Care Surrogate. In this statutory document, you name an individual who you give authority to make medical decisions in your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so. Also, according to HIPA laws, medical providers are not allowed to disclose your medical information. In a Health Care Surrogate document, you authorize health care providers to release your medical information to the designated party.