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Glossary: healthcare proxy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

healthcare proxy

(HELTH-kayr PRAK-see)

A type of advance directive that gives a person (such as a relative, lawyer, or friend) the authority to make healthcare decisions for another person. It becomes active when that person loses the ability to make decisions for himself or herself. Also called HCP.

2005-05-23

2007-01-31