If the advance directive complies with either subdivision (1) or (2), but contains additional witness signatures or a notarial certificate that is not needed, the advance directive is still validly witnessed and acknowledged. A remote online notarization or electronic notarization of an advance directive that complies with IC 33-42-17 complies with subdivision (2).
must combine all of the separately signed paper counterparts of the advance directive into a single composite document that contains the text of the advance directive, the signature of the declarant, and the signatures of the witnesses, if any, or the notarial officer. The person who combines the separately signed counterparts into a single composite document must do so not later than ten (10) business days after the person receives all of the separately signed paper counterparts. Any scanned copy, photocopy, or other accurate copy of the composite document that contains the complete text of the advance directive and all signatures will be treated as validly signed under this section. The person who creates the signed composite document under this subsection may include information about compliance within this subsection in an optional affidavit that is signed under section 41 of this chapter.