FAQ Category: General PAD Form FAQs

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 …

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What are Disinterested Witnesses?

Means an adult, other than a spouse, partner in a civil union, domestic partner, romantic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, health care provider, person who at the time of the adult’s signature has a claim against any portion of the adult’s estate at the time of the adult’s death either as a beneficiary of …

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Must have TWO Disinterested Witnesses: Remember, this means they attest to sound mind, free from coercion Cannot be revoked orally; must be in writing. Do not have to have agent signature if removing agent. May revoke at any time (with sound mind!) Cannot be Health Care Provider: Physicians and employees, Any licensed, certified, registered or …


Where to Keep a Pad?

The most comprehensive and encouraged way to store your pad is at the MTX Website. Start your PAD at the MTX Website here. If a person has an agent, it is essential that the agent have a copy. Colorado does not yet have a registry for directives, including PADs. Person should give his/her PAD to …

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What about Kids, Pets & Finances

Kids Parents should fill out this Special Power of Attorney form. This protects a parent from losing custody if they were to become involuntarily committed, which could lead to involvement with a child protection case. Designate who you prefer to take care of your kids Must be in accordance with other custody agreements Finances Agreement …

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Why have an Agent?

To see that one’s instructions are carried out. To work with care providers at a time when it is very hard for the person to do so. An agent means a more flexible directive, able to adjust to unforeseen options or circumstances. For example, a new medication or a therapy the person did not anticipate …

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