Legally Authorised Representative

What is Legally Authorised Representative?

Legally Authorised Representative definition and meaning on Health terms:
A legally authorised representative (LAR) is an individual authorised (for example by a court) to make decisions on behalf of another person. In circumstances where a patient is unable to give informed consent themselves (for instance, patients in critical care units), sometimes a legally authorised representative can give consent or permission on their behalf, including about medical treatments.