Advance Directive Information
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Who We Are
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has played a key role in the development of state laws governing health care decision-making and in assisting its members and the public in understanding and implementing state and federal laws that help patients’ make their own health care decisions.
VHHA worked with a group of experts to develop a brochure, “Your Right to Decide,” (PDF) that describes the provisions of state law in terms that are easy to understand. It has been revised to reflect changes in state law that take effect July 1, 2009. Please visit our website to read this brochure and to see the different advance directive forms that you may consider.
No specific form of advance directive is required under state law, and a number of options are available.