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.
House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the definition of health care power of attorney in GS 32A-16(3) to require that it be signed in the presence of two qualified witnesses who provide their names and addresses or acknowledged before a notary public (was, in the presence of two qualified witnesses or acknowledged before a notary public).
Amends GS 32A-25.1, concerning a sample health care power of attorney form, adding language to the form, in various places, to direct those witnessing the execution of such a form to type or print their address.
Makes conforming changes.
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