A Living Will grants your Surrogate (Fiduciary) the ability to execute your end of life decisions.
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.
Pa Living Wills And Surrogates – Misconceptions
The common misconception that surrounds a Living Will (or, in Pennsylvania, an “Advance Directive for Health Care”) is the timing as to when it becomes operative.
There are two triggers that must occur before your Surrogate is given the option of acting.
- First, you must be unable to communicate your own decisions
- Second, you must have been diagnosed with a terminal condition or as being permanently unconscious