Who is an Agent?

  • A person 18 years or older who is authorized by an adult to make decisions concerning mental health and substance use disorder treatment, medication and alternative treatment for the adult to the extent authorized by that adult.
  • Appointing an agent is not required for a PAD to be in force.
  • An agent may be authorized to have total authority to act on the person’s behalf or only those parts of the PAD as outlined in the PAD.
  • The agent’s signature must be on the PAD to act as an agent.
Category: General PAD Form FAQs

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