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Can I make my own Advance Directive?

Question:
Can I make my own Advance Directive?

Answer:
Oregon law requires that an Advance Directive is made in a specific form. Your Advance Directive will not be valid if it is not in the correct form. All health care facilities and organizations have the correct forms and will provide them to you. You can also have your attorney prepare the form for you as part of your estate plan.

Does the Advance Directive have to be witnessed?

Question:
Does an Advance Directive need to be witnessed? If so, who can witness an Advance Directive?

Answer:
Yes. An Advance Directive must be signed by two witnesses. Only one witness may be related by blood, marriage, or adoption, or plan to inherit any part of or have any claim against your estate. This restriction includes owners, operators, or employees of a health care facility where you are a patient or resident. The health care representative, alternate representative, or your attending physician cannot be witnesses.