Hawaii Revises Its Health Care Directive Requirements

In Hawaii, when you make an advance health care directive, if you give your agent the power to direct your final arrangements, you must have your power of attorney notarized. (See the Disposition of Remains Act, 2013 Hawaii Senate Bill 341. Hawaii Revised Statutes § 531B-5.)

If you don’t give your agent power over your final arrangements, you may have your health care directive either notarized or witnessed.

The health care directives produced by Quicken WillMaker Plus 2013 & 2014 reflect this change, but you must run the web update feature to access the most current documents.

Learn more about Finalizing an Advance Health Care Directive in Hawaii.

To read more about health care directives in general, go to the Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney section of Nolo.com.