- 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.
Oregon Mental Health Resources
Oregon Declarations for Mental Health Treatment statute link – click to see the statute as it appears on the Oregon Legislature website.
Note: Once you follow the link, scroll down to Section 127.700 to view the legislation.
“Can I Plan Now for the Mental Health Treatment I Would Want if I Were in a Crisis?” – A helpful guide created by the Oregon Department of Human Services that includes answers to frequently asked questions, official forms you can use, and instructions.
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