Bill Summary for H 146 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Mar 3 2015

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 146 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 3, 2015
AN ACT ELIMINATING THE NEED TO HAVE ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES AND HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF TWO WITNESSES AND ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE A NOTARY PUBLIC, AND INSTEAD ALLOWING FOR EXECUTION BY EITHER SIGNATURE IN THE PRESENCE OF TWO WITNESSES OR ACKNOWLEDGMENT BEFORE A NOTARY PUBLIC.
Intro. by Lambeth, Jones, Conrad, S. Ross.

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Bill summary

Amends the definition of health care power of attorney in GS 32A-16 to require that it be signed in the presence of two qualified witnesses or acknowledged before a notary public (was, signed in the presence of two qualified witnesses and acknowledged before a notary public). Makes conforming changes.

Amends GS 32A-25.1(a), which sets out the form to be used in creating a health care power of attorney to require that the signature be witnessed by two qualified witnesses or proved by a notary public. Makes conforming changes. 

Makes the same changes to GS 90-321(c) (setting out the requirements of patient health care directives that doctors must follow) and GS 90-321(d1) [setting out the form that is specifically determined to meet the requirements of (c)].

Effective October 1, 2015. 

 

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