- 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.
Nevada Mental Health Resources
Nevada Advance Directives for Psychiatric Care statute link – click to see the statute as it appears on the Nevada State Legislature website
Nevada Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care statute link – click to see the statute as it appears on the Nevada State Legislature website
You can learn more about Nevada’s legislation on psychiatric advance directives here. Their website contains more information about psychiatric advance directives as well as a sample form for an advance directive for psychiatric care.
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