Pa Living Wills
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.
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.
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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