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Advance Directive For Mental Health

Types of Advance Directives For Mental Health

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There are three types of Advance Directives for Mental Health:

  • “Instruction directives” which provide specific information and treatment about what you may or may not want to happen if you lose mental capacity to make those decisions on your own. These are similar to “Living Will” advance directives for health care
  • “Proxy directives” which appoint a person known as a proxy to act for you if you lose mental capacity to make your own decisions.  The document does not take effect until the individual is determined to be incapable. When that happens, the agent’s authority “springs” into effect.  These forms are similar to Healthcare Power of Attorney.
  • A combination form which combines instructions with the appointment of a person to act in your place as a proxy. 

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