Denver, CO asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Probate for Florida

Q: Mother is on life support, estranged children asked to sign medical power of attorney to remove tubes.

By signing the paper, are we responsible for any medical bills, debt etc?

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas Tripp
Thomas Tripp
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Pinellas Park, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your mother is in a Florida facility, the facility is probably asking you to sign a health care proxy form so you can make medical decisions for your Mother. The form itself does not obligate you to pay your Mother's bills while making decisions as her proxy.

Lauren Nagel Richardson agrees with this answer

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