- 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 Dakota Forms
North Dakota Optional Health Care Directive Form – The suggested form as it appears in the state statute
You can learn more about general advance directives for health care in North Dakota at the Caring Connections website.