Medical Power of Attorney
A medical power of attorney care agent is a person who can make medical decisions for someone else if they are unable to make decisions for themselves.
A medical power of attorney 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 Agent or Health Care Proxy.