HCP

Definition / meaning of HCP

Healthcare proxy. A type of advance directive that gives a person (such as a relative, lawyer, or friend) the authority to make healthcare decisions for another person. It becomes active when that person loses the ability to make decisions for himself or herself. Also called healthcare proxy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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