How do I revoke a living will?

A living will may be revoked at any time by any one of the three methods below: 

•through physical destruction of the document by the principal (the person who created the living will) or by someone directed by the principal and in the principal’s presence  
•upon receipt by the physician of the principal’s written notification to terminate the living will 
•through a verbal expression of termination in front of a witness who is 18 years old or older and who puts the verbal expression into a signed and dated writing which is received by the physician. 

See Appendix C of this manual for forms for Revocations of Medical Power of Attorney and Revocation of Living Will.  

For more information, see: W. Va. Code § 16-30-4, 16-30-18 (2015); (last visited May 29, 2015).