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Virginia Mental Health Resources

Virginia Health Care Decisions / Medical Advance Directive statute link
The statute as it appears on the state legislature website

 Virginia Health Care Decisions / Medical Advance Directive statute as a pdfPDF

 Virginia Medical Advance Directive formPDF

Although Virginia does not currently have a specific statute for a psychiatric advance directive, you can learn more about general advance directives for health care in Virginia at the Caring Connections website.

 Virginia Mental Health Resources -  Findhelpful information at this website provided by the NationalSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

If you know of any relevant current legislation, pendinglegislation, or general issues of interest relating to psychiatricadvance directives in your state, click here to contact us.