proxy directive

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proxy directive

(prok′sē)
A form of advanced directive that specifies the person or persons who have power of attorney to make health care decisions for the patient if he or she is no longer competent to make choices.
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Proxy directives like the Tennessee Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPAHC) or Health Care Agent form may be a better document, especially for those that would rather defer decision making to another.
States have enacted laws that give legal recognition to "living wills" -- instruction directives and proxy directives -- yet people are not required to have them.