(b) The withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging intervention from a principal in accordance with the provisions of this article does not, for any purpose, constitute a suicide and does not constitute the crime of assisting suicide.
(c) The making of a living will or medical power of attorney pursuant to this article does not affect in any manner the sale, procurement or issuance of any insurance policy nor does it modify the terms of an existing policy.
(d) No health care provider or health care service plan, health maintenance organization, insurer issuing disability insurance, self-insured employee welfare benefit plan, nonprofit medical service corporation or mutual nonprofit hospital service corporation shall require any person to execute a living will or medical power of attorney as a condition for being insured for or receiving health care services.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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