Virginia Advance Medical Directives: Va. Code Ann. §37.2 and §54.1 – a Lawyer’s Revisions

Virginia Advance Medical Directives: Va. Code Ann. §37.2 and §54.1 – a Lawyer’s Revisions

House Bill 3296 and Senate Bill 1142 passed the 2009 Virginia General Assembly. Effective July 1, 2009, they amend Va. Code Ann. §37.2 and §54.1.

These amendments constitute extensive revisions to the Virginia Health Care Decisions Act. These include, but are not limited to, appointment and authority of agents, determination of incapacity and restored capacity, and other advance directive provisions.