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A Virginia living will is known as an advance medical directive. A Virginia living will is consulted by doctors and other medical professionals if you are unable to make your own medical decisions. This document explains your wishes related to your medical care. A Virginia living will also names an agent who will make your medical decisions for you during that time. A Virginia living will must be signed by two witnesses.
§ 54.1-2981 through § 54.1-2993: A competent adult can create a Virginia living will. After the document is created and executed, the declarant has the obligation of providing a copy of it to their physician so that it may be placed in their medical record for future reference.
When planning for the end of your life, you should also create a Virginia last will and testament so that decisions about your belongings and any minor children aren’t made by the probate court.