healthcare proxy

or health-care prox·y

[ helth-kair prok-see ]

  1. a legal document in which a person can appoint someone to make decisions for them about medical treatment in the event that they are no longer mentally competent or able to communicate.

Origin of healthcare proxy

First recorded in 1990–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023