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Advance Directive For Mental Health

State Forms And Laws About Mental Health Advance Directives

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Laws governing Advance Directives for Mental Health vary from state to state.

State by state information about Advance Directives For Mental Health is available at National Resource Center On Psychiatric Advance Directives’ web site: offsite link. Click on “State By State Info”.

The web site includes:

  • Information about the law in each state
  • Answers to commonly asked questions
  • Links to free forms.

NOTE: Unlike questions relating to treatment for physical health where you are in total control, there are instances with respect to mental health that the state has a right to make decisions without considering your wishes. An advance directive for mental health has no effect in those situations.

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