H.B. 146 is currently being considered by the General Assembly. If adopted, the bill will modify the execution procedure for Health Care Powers of Attorney and for “Living Wills” (advanced directive for a natural death).
As you know, under the current requirements, both documents must be witnessed by two (2) witnesses and notarized by a notary public.
If the pending bill passes, the documents will have to be (1) witnessed by two (2) witnesses or (2) notarized by a notary public.
The current statutory form of the documents will not change except that the signature/execution portion of the form will be modified to allow individuals to select option 1 (2 witnesses) or option 2 (notarization).
Presumably, the purpose of the pending bill is to simplify the execution of the documents by not requiring both two (2) witnesses and the notarization of the documents.