Question Details: My wife and I would like to change the time period in an end-of-life medical directive allowable time spent in a coma. Can we make the changes ourselves and have them witnessed by a notary vs. going back to our lawyer?
Obviously the most cost effective way is to amend your advance health care directive on your own. If you choose this route, the following simple language will suffice:
On February 20, 2012, I, John Smith, executed the John Smith Advance Health Care Directive.
I hereby amend the Advance Health Care Directive as follows:
Article Three is amended to read in its entirety as follows [set forth amended comatose paragraph in its entirety]:
In all other respects, the Advance Health Care Directive remains unchanged.
[Notary Public Acknowledgment]
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