Posts from July 2022.
Did You Know That You Can Provide for Your Mental Health?

Most people know that you can (and should) have a Power of Attorney (“P.O.A.”) for your financial affairs and health care. But did you know that you can create a P.O.A., a/k/a advance directive, customized to your unique mental health needs?

Some states have specific statutes for mental health advance directives, and other states include them in their existing statutes addressing health care more broadly.  For example, in West Virginia, mental health is not provided for separately but is included in the state’s overall medical health law governing living wills and medical ...