A health care representative is a person that has been assigned in a medical power of attorney to
make health care decisions on behalf of someone else. A health care representative should not be:
someone who is mentally incapable; someone who is under the age of 18; a treating health care
provider; a non-relative employee of the principal's treating health care provider; an operator of a
community care facility; or a non-relative employee of an operator of a community care facility. Also
known as a Health Care Agent or a Health Care Proxy.