What is a Health Care Surrogate?

Your Health Care Surrogate is the person you name to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make such decisions on your own. This person must be on the same page with you as to how you would handle your own medical care. Therefore, you should choose someone who can make decisions from a practical and logical standpoint, even when under the stress of other family members. Most people choose family as their health care surrogates, but it is not uncommon to choose family friends who are doctors.