- 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.
Answers to Questions and Instructions for Use in a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment in Idaho – A helpful guide by the Mental Health Association of Idaho and the Idaho chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
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