Basic Legal Components of a PAD

  1. Instructions: A legally recognized document with instructions (directives) on psychiatric care, written in advance of the anticipated need: ‘Now, for later’.
  2. Agent: In Colorado a person may name a decision-making agent to carry out instructions.
  3. Executed: The PAD is executed by a person (age 18 or older) with sound mind to do so in writing, signed and dated, by two witnesses.
Category: Creating Your Own PAD Form

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