Mental health advance directives (MHAD) are an advance care planning tool for people to specify their preferences regarding behavioral health treatment in the event they are incapable to make their own treatment decisions, such as in the event of an acute crisis related to mental health or substance use. ESSB 5370 (2021), which passed earlier this year, makes several changes to the MHAD law. WSHA’s recent bulletin has more information on the changes to the law, effective July 25, 2021.
Please join us at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, for Mental Health Advance Directives: Changes to State Law and Implementation Best Practices. This webinar will provide education to hospitals about the role MHADs have as an advance care planning tool, review recent changes to the law, and discuss implementation resources and best practices.