- 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.
Vermont Advance Directive published by Disability Rights Vermont (includes psychiatric issues)
Vermont Advance Directive for Health Care
Vermont Power of Attorney for Health Care form
Vermont Advance Directives Registry (VADR) – Find helpful information at this website provided by the Vermont Department of Health.
Although Vermont does not currently have a specific statute for a psychiatric advance directive, you can learn more about general advance directives for health care in Vermont at the Caring Connections website.