“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.” Read More PAD Stories...

About PADs

  • A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that documents a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, and allows appointment of a health proxy to interpret those preferences during a crisis.
  • PADs may be drafted when a person is well enough to consider preferences for future mental health treatment.
  • PADs are used when a person becomes unable to make decisions during a mental health crisis.

Idaho Mental Health Resources

Idaho PAD Statute Link – click to see the state statute as it appears on the Idaho Legislature website.

Idaho PAD Statute as a pdfPDF

Idaho Psychiatric Advance Directive/Mental Health Agent Appointment FormPDF

“Answers to Questions and Instructions for Use in a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment”PDF
A helpful guide, authored by the Mental Health Association of Idaho and the Idaho chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Idaho 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