health care proxy
A person named in a health care directive to make medical decisions for the person who signed the document, called the principal. A health care proxy may go by many other names, including agent, attorney-in-fact, or patient advocate.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

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