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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What is my doctor supposed to do with my PAD?

If you are determined to lack capacity to make your own decisions about treatment, your health care provider must follow the treatment instructions that are written in your PAD or given by your health care agent. Your health care provider may notify all other providers of the instructions in your PAD.   However, your health care provider is not required to follow your PAD instructions if they conflict with accepted standards of medical care or are contrary to your needs during an emergency.