Advance Health Care Directives
Effective May 4, 2020 through August 1, 2020: Due to the Covid-19 state of emergency, Article 3 of Chapter 32A and Article 23 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes, have been amended in Senate Bill 704, Sections 4.10.(b) and 4.10.(d) on pages 38 and 39, respectively, to temporarily waive the requirement that two witnesses sign the Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directive for A Natural Death ("Living Will") directives. The same legislation also temporarily approves the use of video technology for the notarization of many documents. We have added forms incorporating those changes and those can be found here:
Welcome to the North Carolina Advance Health Care Directive Registry!
The NC General Assembly authorized the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to establish a registry where you may file your advance health care directives. Advance health care directives are legal documents that give written instructions about your health care if, in the future, you cannot speak for yourself.
Mailing AddressAdvance Health Care Directive Registry
Department of the Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
Carrier Envelopes2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903