Order of Priority

Incapacitated or developmentally disabled w/o advance directive, or designated surrogate, health care decisions may be made:

  • Court appointed guardian/guardian advocate
  • Patient’s spouse
  • Adult child of Patient (majority if more than one)
  • Parent of the Patient
  • Adult sibling of the Patient (majority if more than one)
  • Adult relative of Patient (special provisions)
  • Close friend of Patient
  • Clinical Social Worker (special provisions)