Healthcare Surrogate

A related document, but one which is used in distinctly different circumstances than the Living Will, is the Designation of Health Care Surrogate. Should you suffer a health condition which, although not terminal, makes it difficult or impossible for you to discuss possible treatments, therapies and medical protocols with your physician, this document allows you to designate someone whom you trust to do that for you. This document is not a substitute for a Living Will but the two documents work together nicely to cover the health situations you may encounter.