Virginia Advance Directives
Information on several topics relevant to health care providers is organized by the sections listed below.
Laws and Standards
Evidence Base and Benefits
Virginia Requirements for Making a Legally Binding AD
Provider Responsibilities under Virginia Law
Obtaining an Individual’s AD
Helping an Individual to Make an AD
This website is not intended to provide legal advice. It is merely a guide, and reflects one view of Advance Directives in Virginia. It can be beneficial to consult with an attorney regarding your Advance Directive. However, the intention of Virginia’s law on Advance Directives is to enable and encourage all capable adults to fill out an Advance Directive on their own.
This website is designed and administered by Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) and is funded through a grant by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
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