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Law

OR Senate Bill 199

Notary Law Update: OR Senate Bill 199

State: Oregon

Summary:
Senate Bill 199 adds a statutory form for an advance directive with a notarial certificate in case the advance directive is notarized.

Signed:  June 15, 2021

Effective:  September 24, 2021

Chapter: 328

Affects:
Adds an as yet uncodified section to Sections 127.505 through 127.660 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.

Changes:
  1. Adds a statutory form for an advance directive that may be either witnessed or signed before a Notary Public.
Analysis:
In Oregon, advance medical directives may be executed by the principal signing the directive in front of two witnesses or a Notary Public. Senate Bill 199 adds a statutory advance directive form with a section for the notarization if used. The type of notarial certificate on the directive form is a signature witnessing, a notarial act authorized under ORS 194.215(8)(d).

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