Does a durable power of attorney for health care need to be notarized in Washington state? You must sign your Durable Power of Attorney document in front of either a notary or two witnesses. The two witnesses cannot be a health care provider in your home or long- term care facility nor can they be related to you by blood, marriage or state registered domestic partnership.
Does a power of attorney need to be notarized in Washington state? The requirements for a valid Power of Attorney are: The document must be titled “Power of Attorney.” The document must be signed and dated by you and either notarized or witnessed by two disinterested people.
Does a health care directive need to be notarized in Washington state? The health care directive must be signed by you and witnessed by two people or acknowledged by a notary public. The health care directive allows people who clearly do not want their lives artificially prolonged under the above conditions to make their wishes known.
Who makes medical decisions if there is no power of attorney in Washington State? In the event of medical incapacitation, usually a family member will be called upon to make any important decisions in the absence of a power of attorney. In this situation, difficulties can arise if there is more than one family member and they differ on the course of medical action.