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

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.