WVC 27 - 3 - 2
§27-3-2. Authorization of disclosure of confidential information.
No consent or authorization for the transmission or disclosure
of confidential information is effective unless it is in writing
and signed by the patient or client by his or her legal guardian.
Every person signing an authorization shall be given a copy.
Every person requesting the authorization shall inform the
patient, client or authorized representative that refusal to give
the authorization will in no way jeopardize his or her right to
obtain present or future treatment.