(b) Once confirmation, written certification and documentation of the principal's terminal condition or persistent vegetative state is made, the attending physician shall verbally or in writing inform the principal of his or her condition or the principal's medical power of attorney representative or surrogate, if the principal lacks capacity to comprehend such information and shall document such communication in the principal's medical record.
(c) All inpatient health care facilities shall develop a system to visibly identify a person's chart which contains a living will or medical power of attorney as set forth in this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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