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.
What is a durable power of attorney in Washington State? The “durable power of attorney” is a legally binding agreement to allow a named individual (also called an “agent”) to make health care, financial, and end-of-life decisions on their behalf.
Who makes medical decisions if you are incapacitated Washington State? Legal guardian, if the patient is a minor. Spouse or domestic partner of the patient. Children of the patient who are at least 18 years old. Parents of the patient.
What are the 3 types of power of attorney?
- General Power of Attorney.
- Durable Power of Attorney.
- Special or Limited Power of Attorney.
- Springing Durable Power of Attorney.