health care proxy

Definition of "health care proxy"
  1. An agent designated in a health care directive to make medical choices for the individual who signed the document, known as the principal
How to use "health care proxy" in a sentence
  1. Her health care proxy was contacted when she couldn't communicate her medical preferences.
  2. Because he was unconscious, his health care proxy had to decide on the necessary treatments.
  3. Identifying a trusted health care proxy ahead of time can ensure one's medical decisions are respected if they become unable to speak for themselves.

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