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For three reasons, you may want to renew or start your WVNEC membership this year!

  1. WVNEC members are reporting that healthcare professional MORAL DISTRESS is at an all-time high. IT is said to be the major ethical issue of the 21st Century for healthcare institutions. Learn why and what to do about it in WVNEC webinars, the annual symposium, and newsletters.
  2. With the pandemic, the value of telemedicine has become very clear! This year WVNEC will offer healthcare ethics consultation via telemedicine for your ethics committee for difficult cases in your institution.
  3. Effective January 1, 2023, there are changes to the West Virginia Health Care Decisions Act and to the Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA), Living Will (LW), Combined MPOA/LW advance directives, and the Portable Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form. Rejoin WVNEC so that you can participate in webinars and the annual symposium and receive newsletters explaining how to implement these changes in your institution.

To prepare WVNEC members to understand and use the new advance directives and POST form and address moral distress and burnout, WVNEC will draw on its interdisciplinary panel of experts in ethics, law, medicine, nursing, social work, and pastoral care and do the following:

  1. hold quarterly webinars;
  2. address these topics in each WVNEC Newsletter which is published four times per year;
  3. focus on these issues in its day-long 35th Annual Symposium May 12, 2023 at the Stonewall Resort; and
  4. respond to questions from members and assist with resolving ethical issues in patient care.

If you are already a WVNEC member, this year is one in which your membership renewal will be particularly valuable. If you have let your membership lapse, this is the year to rejoin WVNEC. If you have never been a WVNEC member, strongly consider becoming a part of this vibrant and valuable network this year. Please complete the enclosed form to renew or become a WVNEC member for 2023.

How to Join
The yearly membership dues will be $150 for institutions with annual gross revenues of less than $500,000 per year, $250 for those institutions with $600,000 to $5,000,000 per year, and $350 for those institutions in excess of $5,000,000 annual gross revenues. Individual membership will be $25. If you wish to join the Network for 2022, please completing an  Institutional Membership Form or an  Individual Membership Form and send along with your check payable to the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees.

Please return to:
West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees
64 Medical Center Drive
PO Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022