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The Psychiatric Society of Virginia is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, with over 500 member psychiatrists. PSV focuses its efforts on advocacy of mental health issues, the advancement of psychiatry, and service to the community.


2015 Retirements and Elections Mean Big Changes for Virginia General Assembly and Opportunities for Engagement

Call for Abstracts

PSV Abstract Submission Application – Now Available for the 2015 Fall Meeting!
Abstract Deadline is August 30, 2015!









In 2009, the Virginia General Assembly made instrumental modifications to the Health Care Decisions Act (HCDA).  These changes were recommendations made by the Virginia Supreme Court’s Commission on Mental Health Law Reform.  These recommendations included alterations to Virginia’s Advance Directive.  Individuals can 1) write out their instructions and preferences for treatment and 2) choose someone to make treatment decisions for them.  In addition, Advance Directives can also contain information about how to manage, recover and prevent crises.  The PSV encourages providers to inform families and patients to utilize this tool to assist those with serious mental illness.

For the Advanced Directive Form click here.

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