• What is a Health Care Surrogate?

A health care surrogate (HCS) is an adult who is authorized, with your permission, to make medical decisions for you when you’re no longer capable of doing so. And they make those decisions based on your wishes. A good HCS must know the patient well and understands what’s important to him/her. They must be prepared to respond to conflicting opinions between family and the medical team if necessary.

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