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"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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Rhode Island Mental Health Resources

Rhode Island Living Will statute link
The statute as it appears on the state legislature website

Rhode Island Health Care Power of Attorney statute link
The statute as it appears on the state legislature website

Rhode Island Health Care Power of Attorney statute as a pdfPDF

Rhode Island Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form pdfPDF

Although Rhode Island does not currently have a specific statute for a psychiatric advance directive, you can learn more about general advance directives for health care in Rhode Island at the Caring Connections website. 

Rhode Island Mental Health Resources -  Find helpful information at this website provided by the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

If you know of any relevant current legislation, pending legislation, or general issues of interest relating to psychiatric advance directives in your state, click here to contact us.