The Advance Care Planning packet in Washington comprises a form for naming a "Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care" (also known as a "Health Care Proxy") and a "Living Will."
You and two (2) witnesses are required to sign the WA Advance Directive in order for it to be legal. The following are the rules for witnesses as mentioned on the form:
- Must be at least 18 years old and of sound mind.
- Cannot be related by blood, marriage, or state-registered domestic partnership to you or your health care agent.
- Cannot be your caregiver at home or in an adult family home or long-term care institution where you reside.
- Cannot serve as your health care agent.