West Virginia Living Will Form

West Virginia Living Will Form

Last updated October 27th, 2021

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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)

State Definition

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.