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Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD)

Understanding the Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) 

A Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) is a document that details instructions on an individual’s psychiatric treatment in the event that individual is in crisis and lacks the capacity to make informed decisions about their care. For more information regarding PAD agreements, including how to draft one and how they can help you or a loved one in healthcare decision-making, please review the links below.

Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Legal Rights of Psychiatric Patients