West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney Form

The West Virginia medical power of attorney is a document that legally refers the patient’s medical health care decisions to a second party known as the `Agent`. The power of attorney can be total or can be limited to specific details that the principal may choose. The agent then acts as a power of attorney in case the principal becomes so ill that they are unable to make decisions themselves. The principal can choose when to allow this power of attorney to be effective and also when it may be invalid. This document requires attestation by two (2) witnesses and notary public in accordance with § 16-30-4(a).

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Medical Power Of Attorney


WV e-Directive

The principal must initial if they wish to have this medical power of attorney submitted to the WV e-Directive registry.


Personal Details

The principal must enter their personal details.

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • ZIP code.
  • Date of birth.
  • Last four digits of social security number.
  • Gender.



The principal must appoint an agent.

  • Date.
  • Principal`s name.
  • Principal`s address.
  • Agent`s name.
  • Agent`s address.
  • Agent`s telephone number.


The principal must enter their name at the top of page 2.


Special Directives

The principal may enter details of any other specific preferences and directives they have regarding their medical health care treatment.



The details of the principal, witnesses and notary must be entered.

  • Principal`s signature.
  • Date.
  • Witnesses signatures.
  • Date.
  • Notary`s name.
  • Principals name.
  • Witnesses names.
  • Date.
  • Date.
  • Date of expiration of commission.
  • Notary`s signature.