Novant Health Prince William Medical Center respects the wishes of our patients concerning medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment. It is also our policy to encourage and assist patients in determining and expressing their preferences about treatment decisions should they become unable to make, or make known, those decisions.
Prince William Medical Center will follow the instructions expressed in a patient's advance directive to the extent required by Virginia law. For patients who are unable to make, or make known, medical decisions and do not have an advance directive, Prince William Medical Center will get consent from the patient's spouse, parents, guardian, nearest relative or other person authorized to speak for the patient. Learn More »
There may be a time when you are called upon to make a difficult decision about life-sustaining treatment, either for yourself or a family member. Prince William Medical Center has a Bioethics Committee to help you in such circumstances. Learn More »