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Click the State for detailed information Witnessing and notary requirements for each state. (States may use terms other than Living Will and Health Care Proxy shown here). Citation
Alabama Two witnesses. Not valid if pregnant.

§§22-8A-1 to 22-8A-13

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Alaska Living Will needs no witnesses. Two witnesses are required for a health care proxy.

§18.12.010 to §18.12.100

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Arizona One witness and notary are required for a living will or for a health care proxy

§36-3201 to §36-3297

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Arkansas Living will and health care proxy needs two witnesses. Not valid if pregnant.

§20-17-202 to §20-17-218

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California Living will needs two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy requires two witnesses OR a notary.

Probate Code §4700 to §4743

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Colorado Living will requires two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy does not require any witnesses.

§15-18-101 to §15-18-113

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Connecticut Health care proxy and living will require two witnesses, whose signatures must be notarized. Not valid if pregnant.

§19a-570 to §19a-580d

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Delaware Health care proxy and living will need two witnesses.

Title 16, §2501 to §2518

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DC Health care proxy and living will need two witnesses.

§21-2205

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Florida Health care proxy and living will need two witnesses.

§765.301 to §765.310

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Georgia Health care proxy and living will need two witnesses. Living will is not valid if pregnant.

§31-32-1 to §31-32-12

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Hawaii Living will needs two witnesses, and is not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy requires two witnesses, or notary.

§327E-1 to §327E-16

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Idaho Living will needs two witnesses, and is not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy requires two witnesses OR a notary seal.

§39-4501 to §39-4509

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Illinois Living will requires two witnesses. Not valid if pregnant. One witness needed for health care proxy.

Ch. 755, §35/1 to §35/10

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Indiana **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§16-36-4-1 to §16-36-4-21

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Iowa Two witnesses OR a notary required for a living will. Not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy requires two witnesses OR a notary seal.

§144A.3 to 144A.12

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Kansas **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§65-28,101 to §65-28, 109

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Kentucky **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§311.621 to §311.644

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Louisiana Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses.

Title 40, §1299.58.1. to §1299.58.10

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Maine Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses..

Title 18-A, §5-801 to §5-817

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Maryland Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses.

Health-General, Title 5, §5-601 to §5-618

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Massachusetts No provision for a living will. Two witnesses required for a health care proxy.

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Michigan No provision for a living will. Two witnesses required for health care proxy.

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Minnesota A notary or two witnesses needed for a health care living will. Not valid if pregnant. Two witnesses or a notary are needed for durable health care proxy.

§145B.01 to §145B.17

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Mississippi **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§41-41-201 to §41-41-229

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Missouri Living will requires two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health Care Proxy requires a notary or two witnesses.

§459.015 to §459.055

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Montana Living will requires two witnesses.

§50-9-101 to §50-9-206

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Nebraska Living will requires two witnesses or a notary.

§20-401 to §20-416

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Nevada **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§449.535 to §449.690

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New Hampshire **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§137-H:1 to §137-H:16

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New Jersey Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses OR a notary public OR to be signed in front of a lawyer.

26:2H-53 to 26:2H-91

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New Mexico Living will and health care proxy require no witnesses.

§24-7A-1 to §24-7A-18

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New York Living will requires two witnesses. Health care proxy requires two witnesses.

Article 29-B, §2964 to §2978 and
§2980 to §2994

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North Carolina Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses and a notary public.

§90-320 to 90-322

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North Dakota Living will needs two witnesses. Not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy needs two witnesses.

23-06.4-01 to 23-06.4-14

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Ohio **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§§2133.01 to 2133.15

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Oklahoma **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

Title 63, Ch. 60, §3101.1 to §3102A

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Oregon Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses.

§127.505 to §127.660, and §127.995

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Pennsylvania Living will needs two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health care proxy requires two witnesses.

Title 20, §5401 to §5416

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Rhode Island Living will requires two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant and if the fetus could develop for a live birth. Health care proxy requires two witnesses.

§23-4.11-1 to §23-4.11-15

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South Carolina Living Will requires two witnesses and a notary. Health care proxy requires two witnesses.

§44-77-10 to §44-77-160

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South Dakota Living Will requires two witnesses. Not valid if pregnant. Health Care Proxy needs two witnesses or a notary.

§34-12D-1 to §34-12D-22

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Tennessee Living will requires two witnesses. Health Care Proxy requires two witnesses. A notary is optional.

§32-11-101 to §32-11-113

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Texas **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§166.031 to §166.053

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Utah **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§75-2-1101 to §75-2-1119

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Vermont **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

Title 18, Ch. 111, §5251 to §5262

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Virginia Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses..

§54.1-2981 to §54.1-2993

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Washington Living Will requires two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health Care Proxy does not require, but does recommend witnesses.

§70.122.010 to §70.122.920

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West Virginia Living will and health care proxy require two witnesses and a notary.

§16-30-1 to §16-30-25

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Wisconsin **The forms generated by this site are likely not legally valid for advance directive documents. Please click the link for specific forms.

§154.01 to §154.29

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Wyoming Living will requires two witnesses, but is not valid if pregnant. Health Care Proxy requires two witnesses and a notary.

§35-22-101 to §35-22-308

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