Updated on October 27th, 2021
A West Virginia living will is a legal form used to convey a person’s wishes regarding life-prolonging treatments. This document can only be created when the principal is of sound mind and must be signed by two witnesses and a notary public. A living will only comes into effect if the principal has an illness that renders them unable to communicate effectively with medical staff.
Laws – § 16-30-4
Signing Requirements (§ 16-30-4) – Two (2) Witnesses and a Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 16-30-4(g)
Statute – § 16-30-3(n)
“Living will” means a written, witnessed advance directive governing the withholding or withdrawing of life-prolonging intervention, voluntarily executed by a person in accordance with the requirements of §16-30-4 of this code.