- A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that documents a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, and allows appointment of a health proxy to interpret those preferences during a crisis.
- PADs may be drafted when a person is well enough to consider preferences for future mental health treatment.
- PADs are used when a person becomes unable to make decisions during a mental health crisis.
North Carolina Forms
North Carolina Statutory Form for Advance Instruction for Mental Health Treatment
North Carolina Statutory Form Health Care Power of Attorney
North Carolina Psychiatric Advance Directive form
North Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney form
Consumer Guide / Clinician Guide / Family Guide
Register your PAD with the North Carolina Advance Health Care Directive Registry