WVC 44 A- 1 - 3
§44A-1-3. Advance directives.
The existence of a living will, medical power of attorney,
durable power of attorney or other advance directive, duly executed
by a person alleged to be a "protected person," as defined in
section four of this article, or the prior appointment of a
surrogate decisionmaker for the protected person may eliminate,
limit or supersede the need for the assistance or protection of a
guardian or conservator, and any person so appointed is to be the
first preferred nominee for guardian or conservator, as set forth
in section eight, article two of this chapter.