If I Object To Any Mental Health Treatment When My Advance Directive Is In Effect, Will My Objection Be Honored?

Your present objection to treatment will override the instructions contained in your Advance Directive and/or the decisions made by your health care agent. You will have the same rights regarding your present objection to treatment that you would have had if you made no Advance Directive.

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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