The Act amends Georgia laws relating to mental health and provides a statutory psychiatric advance directive form. The Act allows citizens with diagnosed mental health disorders to appoint a mental health agent to make treatment decisions on their behalf. The Act delineates the responsibilities, duties, and immunities of physicians and other providers using a psychiatric advance directive and clarifies the psychiatric advance directive’s interaction and relationship with other types of advance directives for health care.
Andrew Krawtz, Adam Xie & Matthew Sweat,
HB 752: Psychiatric Advance Directive Act,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol39/iss1/13