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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 16 - 30 - 10 §16-30-10. Reliance on authority of living will, physician orders for scope of treatment form, medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decisionmaker and protection of health care providers.
(a) A physician, licensed health care professional, health care facility or employee thereof shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for good-faith compliance with or reliance upon the directions of the medical power of attorney representative in accordance with this article.

(b) A health care provider shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability for surrogate selection or good faith compliance and reliance upon the directions of the surrogate in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(c) A health care provider, health care facility or employee thereof shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for good-faith compliance with or reliance upon the orders in a physician orders for scope of treatment form.

(d) No health care provider or employee thereof who in good faith and pursuant to reasonable medical standards causes or participates in the withholding or withdrawing of life-prolonging intervention from a person pursuant to a living will made in accordance with this article shall, as a result thereof, be subject to criminal or civil liability.

(e) An attending physician who cannot comply with the living will or medical power of attorney of a principal pursuant to this article shall, in conjunction with the medical power of attorney representative, health care surrogate or other responsible person, effect the transfer of the principal to another physician who will honor the living will or medical power of attorney of the principal. Transfer under these circumstances does not constitute abandonment.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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