Can a person prepare a directive in the hospital or while under commitment?

• Generally, a person is assumed competent – even if committed.
• PAD should not be filled out when a person’s judgment is impaired.
• PAD can be filled out as part of a discharge plan if a person is doing well; has
capacity to make informed decisions.
• Requires signature of two disinterested witnesses.
• Agent does not have to be part of the PAD for discharge to move forward.

Category: General PAD Form FAQs

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