Health Care Agent

A health care agent is a person who can make medical decisions for someone else if they are unable to make decisions for themselves.

A health care agent has the legal authority to choose medical treatments, consent to medical procedures, and decide on end-of-life care.

They are responsible for making decisions that are match the wishes of the individual they represent as outlined in a Living Will or Advance Directive.

Also known as a Health Care Proxy or Medical Power of Attorney.