W. Va. Code R. § 64-74-5 - Advance Psychiatric Directive Right

5.1. A consumer with psychiatric or mental health needs has a right to an advance psychiatric directive prepared at a time when the individual has not been adjudged to be incompetent. Any advance psychiatric directive written and signed by a consumer may be withdrawn at any time verbally or in writing.
5.2. A consumer has the right to be informed by a behavioral health service of the availability and applicability of an advance psychiatric directive and to receive education and assistance from the behavioral health service in preparing such a document.
5.3. A consumer has the right to refuse to create an advance psychiatric directive.
5.4. A consumer with an advance psychiatric directive has the right to have it entered into his or her clinical record at the behavioral health service at which he or she is receiving or may receive care or treatment;
5.5. An advance psychiatric directive shall be honored unless:
5.5.a. It is withdrawn verbally or in writing by a consumer;
5.5.b. The behavioral health service lacks sufficient resources;
5.5.c. A professional staff member of the behavioral health service believes that the directive would endanger the consumer's life or be dangerous to others.
5.6. A consumer has the right to be informed of the behavioral health service's reason for not honoring his or her advance psychiatric directive.
5.7. Nothing in this section should be interpreted to prevent any individual with behavioral health needs from entering into an advance directive related to preferences in health care or conduct of business.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-74-5

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