Health Care Representative

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Definition of "Health Care Representative"

A health care representative is a person that has been assigned in a medical power of attorney to make health care decisions on behalf of someone else. A health care representative should not be: someone who is mentally incapable; someone who is under the age of 18; a treating health care provider; a non-relative employee of the principal's treating health care provider; an operator of a community care facility; or a non-relative employee of an operator of a community care facility. Also known as a Health Care Agent or a Health Care Proxy.

"Health Care Representative" is referred to in the following legal documents:

Health Care Directive

See also:

Alternate Health Care Representative

Health Care Directive

Medical Power of Attorney