In Virginia, you do not have to write your Advance Directive on a certain form. But there are a number of benefits to using a pre-made form.

A pre-made form:

  • Can help you to make decisions in an organized way,
  • Can help you make sure that you provide enough information in your AD for it to be useful, and
  • May be easier for doctors to recognize and follow.​

There are many forms available that you can use. We have placed links to 3 different Advance Directive forms in the chart below, as well as an add-on that can be added to a form that does not already have a protest provision.  

This chart shows what each form includes to help you choose which form best meets your needs.You can also answer a few questions here to help figure out which form might be best for you.

Picking an AD Form