INTRODUCING THE WV E-DIRECTIVE REGISTRY
The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care, with support from the WV Health Information Network, established the WV e-Directive Registry. With the permission of patients or their legal agents, this electronic Registry houses and makes available to treating health care providers West Virginians’ advance directive forms, do not resuscitate (DNR) cards, and Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) forms. The Registry makes patients’ treatment wishes known to their physicians so that they can be respected.
Submitting Forms to the Registry
You can submit your (or a patient’s) advance directive, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) card, Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form, or any other form to the e-Directive Registry by faxing your forms to 844-616-1415 or mailing them to PO Box 9022, 64 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506. If you have questions about the forms, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us at 877-209-8086. By submitting forms to the e-Directive Registry, you can ensure your (or a patient's) forms are available in the event of a health care emergency in order for medical wishes to be translated into patient care.
Revoking forms in the Registry
Patients can revoke advance directives placed in the e-Directive Registry by completing the e-Directive Registry Advance Directive Revocation form and submitting it to our offices. This form is only for internal use on the Registry and will not be provided to treating health care professionals. Therefore, it is important to express to patients the need to revoke these advance directives outside of the Registry as well.
Searching the Registry
You or your legal representative* may request copies of your advance directive documents or medical orders that are contained in the WV e-Directive Registry. To receive a copy, please complete the form below and mail or FAX it along with a copy of your federally issued photo ID (for verification). Upon receipt of this form and your photo ID, the Registry will send you copies of all documents that the Registry has on file for you by the method you indicate on the form. Please note: forms cannot be emailed.
*Legal representative must have Medical Power of Attorney form or surrogate form on file with the Registry or submit the form with the request.
Download the Release of Information Request for Patients
WVHIN members can gain access to the Registry to search for documents 24/7 by clicking the link below. Search for the patient through the Unified Landing Page (ULP). The e-Directive Registry is listed to the left on the patient's Snapshot page under "Advance Directives Vault."
Login to the WVHIN
If you or your organization is not a member of WVHIN, you can sign up to become a member by visiting WVHIN's website and completing the "Participation Agreement" under "Resources." A WVHIN representative will reach out to you.
You can always request forms directly from the e-Directive Registry by completing a Release of Information request (linked below) and submitting it to the WVCEOLC offices Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Requests will only be completed during business hours.
Release of Information Request for Health Care Providers
Registry Quick-Reference Guide for Health Care Providers
The purpose of this document is to provide e-Directive Registry users with a basic quick reference guide to essential information necessary for navigating the Registry to access documents online via the WVHIN.