Virginia Advance Directives
If you have questions about any of the information provided here or would like more information about Advance Directives please contact:
Cynthia Elledge, Ph.D.
Advance Directive Implementation Coordinator
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
& UVa Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
Heather Zelle, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Department of Public Health Sciences, UVa School of Medicine
UVa Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy
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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.
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