Philadelphia Pa Living Wills and Surrogates – Document Purposes

An Advance Directive for Health Care (“Pa Living Will”) can grant your boss (Surrogate) the ability to execute your end of life decisions and decide whether life-sustaining measures should be used.

Philadelphia Pa Living Wills and Surrogates – Fiduciary Traits

With respect to additional traits that your boss should possess (in addition to being able and willing), I have found that your boss (Agent) should also be levelheaded and familiar with your affairs.

Your Surrogate (Fiduciary) under your Living will should be able and willing, first and foremost.
Your Surrogate under your Living will should also be stoic and strong.

Philadelphia Pa Living Wills and Surrogates – Common Misconceptions

The common misconception of this document is when it will become operative.

There are two triggers that must occur before your Surrogate is even given the option of acting:

  • the first is that you must be unable to communicate your own decisions, and
  • the second is that you must have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or as being permanently unconscious.

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