Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A legal document that you can use to give someone permission to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself. The person you name to represent you may be called your agent, attorney-in-fact, health care proxy, patient advocate, or something similar, depending on where you live.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.