Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions if You Cannot? The Illinois Health Care Surrogate Act vs. the Illinois Power of Attorney Act

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Have you considered who will be making health care decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself? Under the Health Care Surrogate Act, 755 ILCS 40/1, the State of Illinois has established a plan for your decision-making authority, even if you have not established a plan on your own. The Act clarifies the rights and responsibilities of those involved in making often critical decisions on behalf of patients.

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