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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLIV
CIVIL RIGHTS
Chapter 765
HEALTH CARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
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F.S. 765.2038
765.2038 Designation of health care surrogate for a minor; suggested form.A written designation of a health care surrogate for a minor executed pursuant to this chapter may, but need not, be in the following form:

DESIGNATION OF HEALTH CARE SURROGATE
FOR MINOR

I/We,   (name/names)  , the [ ] natural guardian(s) as defined in s. 744.301(1), Florida Statutes; [ ] legal custodian(s); [ ] legal guardian(s) [check one] of the following minor(s):

       ;

       ;

       ,

pursuant to s. 765.2035, Florida Statutes, designate the following person to act as my/our surrogate for health care decisions for such minor(s) in the event that I/we am/are not able or reasonably available to provide consent for medical treatment and surgical and diagnostic procedures:

Name:   (name)  

Address:   (address)  

Zip Code:   (zip code)  

Phone:   (telephone)  

If my/our designated health care surrogate for a minor is not willing, able, or reasonably available to perform his or her duties, I/we designate the following person as my/our alternate health care surrogate for a minor:

Name:   (name)  

Address:   (address)  

Zip Code:   (zip code)  

Phone:   (telephone)  

I/We authorize and request all physicians, hospitals, or other providers of medical services to follow the instructions of my/our surrogate or alternate surrogate, as the case may be, at any time and under any circumstances whatsoever, with regard to medical treatment and surgical and diagnostic procedures for a minor, provided the medical care and treatment of any minor is on the advice of a licensed physician.

I/We fully understand that this designation will permit my/our designee to make health care decisions for a minor and to provide, withhold, or withdraw consent on my/our behalf, to apply for public benefits to defray the cost of health care, and to authorize the admission or transfer of a minor to or from a health care facility.

I/We will notify and send a copy of this document to the following person(s) other than my/our surrogate, so that they may know the identity of my/our surrogate:

Name:   (name)  

Name:   (name)  

Signed:   (signature)  

Date:   (date)  

WITNESSES:

1.   (witness)  

2.   (witness)  

History.s. 11, ch. 2015-153; s. 86, ch. 2016-10.