Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) are useful tools to plan for mental incapacity, by not only naming a proxy that can speak on the person’s behalf but also by directing treatment decisions. However, all PADs are not created the same way. Some states require that a state specific PAD form to be used while others will recognize a general form. More information on PADs and access to PAD forms for a specific state can be found here.
See Linda Wasmer Andrews, A Guide to Psychiatric Advance Directives, CNN, Feb. 17, 2014.