- 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.
Oklahoma Mental Health Resources
Oklahoma Advance Directives for Mental Health Treatment Act statute link – click to see the state statute as it appears on the Oklahoma Legislature website.
Note: Once you follow the link, click on”Title 43A Mental Health” and scroll down to Section 43A-11-101.
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