Bill Summary for H 146 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Apr 1 2015

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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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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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