Who Can Fill Out A Mental Health Treatment Declaration?

Anyone 18 years of age or older, who is of sound mind (as confirmed by two adult witnesses, who do not need to be physicians) can fill out a Mental Health Treatment Declaration. These two witnesses must sign the document. The Mental Health Treatment Declaration can only be revoked in writing, and only when the patient has been determined by a physician to be capable of making health care treatment decisions.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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