- 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.
Wyoming Mental Health Resources
Wyoming PAD statute link – click to see the state statute as it appears on the Wyoming Legislature website.
Note: Once you follow the link, use the pathway Statutes > Titles > Title 35 – Public Health and Safety > Chapter 22 – Living Will > Article 3 – Psychiatric Advance Directives.
Wyoming Psychiatric Advance Directive Handbook – A helpful guide created by the Wyoming Department of Health.
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