Psychiatric Advance Directive Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to mental health, so as to provide for a psychiatric advance directive; to provide for a competent adult to express his or her mental health care treatment preferences and desires directly through instructions written in advance and indirectly through appointing an agent to make mental health care decisions on behalf of that person; to amend Titles 16, 29, 31, 37, and 49 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses, guardian and ward, health, mental health, and social services, respectively, so as to provide for interaction and relationship with advance directives for health care; to provide for application; to provide for statutory construction; to provide for conforming references and consistent terminology; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.