PAD Stories

"This time, with a PAD, I did not receive any treatments that I did not want. They were very respectful.  I really felt like the hospital took better care of me because I had my PAD. In fact, I think it's the best care that I've ever received."

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How do I create a PAD?

This varies state by state.  Refer to your state's page for information about forms and requirements.  Generally, you can create a PAD by filling out the provided form for your state.  If your state does not have a specific form, your state's statute should list the criteria for making your own valid form.  You usually are required to have your PAD form witnessed and formally signed, and sometimes even notarized.  You must have your form given to your attending physician and your other mental health treatment providers.