Health Care Surrogate

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2016 The New Health Care Surrogate Statute   A Health Care Surrogate is a critical document in any estate plan. Essentially, it enables the person executing the document -- known as the principal -- to designate one or more people to make...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 2nd, 2016 Who Are the Parties to a Health Care Surrogate? We all fear that time at the end of our lives where we can no longer make our own healthcare decisions. There's also the possibility that something sudden happens when...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 29, 2015 What’s HIPAA? If you have been to a hospital or doctor, you probably had to sign a piece of paper that notified you of HIPAA’s privacy practices. You may have signed this form without paying attention to the content, but...

Adult Children with Serious Conditions Need a Health Care Surrogate   Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 23, 2015 Having a child who is truly sick with a serious illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. You feel angry, sad, and helpless all at once. You rearrange your life to ensure they...

Why Your College-Bound Kid Needs a Health Care Surrogate   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2015 Confident, optimistic, and eager to take on the world, your college-bound child might not be thrilled with the idea of signing away even a small bit of privacy to their parents....

What's a Health Care Surrogate?   April 6, 2013 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. A health care surrogate is similar to a power of attorney. It appoints someone to act on your behalf, but is limited to health care decisions rather than financial and administrative affairs. This is an...