National Alliance on Mental Illness
page printed from
(800) 950-NAMI;

States with Psychiatric Advance Directives

The states listed below have specifically authorized PADs as of June 1, 2003. If your state is not listed, you can contact your local Protection and Advocacy office (P & A) for information regarding the laws in your state. For a P & A near you, call the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) at 202-408-9514 or go to

Back to Psychiatric Advance Directives