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Download and use this form if you want to make advance decisions about your mental health treatment.

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Notice To Person Making a Declaration
For Mental Health Treatment
Chapter 137, Title 6, Civil Practice and Remedies Code


This is an important legal document. It creates a declaration for mental health treatment. Before
signing this document, you should know these important facts:

This document allows you to make decisions in advance about mental health treatment and
specifically three types of mental health treatment: psychoactive medication, convulsive therapy,
and emergency mental health treatment. The instructions that you include in this declaration will
be followed only if a court believes that you are incapacitated to make treatment decisions.
Otherwise, you will be considered able to give or withhold consent for the treatments.


This document will continue in effect for a period of three years unless you become incapacitated
to participate in mental health treatment decisions. If this occurs, the directive will continue in effect
until you are no longer incapacitated.

You have the right to revoke this document in whole or in part at any time you have not been
determined to be incapacitated. YOU MAY NOT REVOKE THIS DECLARATION WHEN YOU ARE
CONSIDERED BY A COURT TO BE INCAPACITATED. A revocation is effective when it is
communicated to your attending physician or other health care provider.

If there is anything in this document that you do not understand, you should ask a lawyer to explain
it to you. This declaration is not valid unless it is signed by two qualified witnesses who are
personally known to you and who are present when you sign or acknowledge your signature.

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Declaration For Mental Health Treatment

I, , being an adult of sound mind, wilfully and
voluntarily make this declaration for mental health treatment to be followed if it is determined by a
court that my ability to understand the nature and consequences of a proposed treatment, including
the benefits, risks, and alternatives to the proposed treatment, is impaired to such an extent that
I lack the capacity to make mental health treatment decisions. “Mental health treatment”, means
electroconvulsive or other convulsive treatment, treatment of mental illness with psychoactive
medication, and preferences regarding emergency mental health treatment.

(Optional Paragraph) I understand that I may become incapable of giving or withholding informed
consent for mental health treatment due to the symptoms of a diagnosed mental disorder. These
symptoms may include:

Psychoactive Medications

If I become incapable of giving or withholding informed consent for mental health treatment, my
wishes regarding psychoactive medications are as follows:
_____I consent to the administration of the following medications:

_____I do not consent to the administration of the following medications:

_____I consent to the administration of a federal Food and Drug Administration approved
medication that was only approved and in existence after my declaration and that is
considered in the same class of psychoactive medications as stated below:

Conditions or limitations:

Convulsive Treatment

If I become incapable of giving or withholding informed consent for mental health treatment, my
wishes regarding convulsive treatment are as follows:

_____I consent to the administration of convulsive treatment.

_____I do not consent to the administration of convulsive treatment.

Conditions or limitations:

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Preferences For Emergency Treatment

In an emergency, I prefer the following treatment FIRST (circle one)
Restraint Seclusion Medication.

In an emergency, I prefer the following treatment SECOND (circle one)
Restraint Seclusion Medication.

In an emergency, I prefer the following treatment THIRD (circle one)
Restraint Seclusion Medication.

_____I prefer a male/female to administer restraint, seclusion, and/or medications.

Options for treatment prior to use of restraint, seclusion, and or medications:

Conditions or limitations:

Additional Preferences or Instructions

Conditions or limitations:

Signature of Principal/Date:

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Statement of Witnesses

I declare under penalty of perjury that the principal’s name has been represented to me by the
principal, that the principal signed or acknowledged this declaration in my presence, that I believe
the principal to be of sound mind, that the principal has affirmed that the principal is aware of the
nature of the document and is signing it voluntarily and free from duress, that the principal
requested that I serve as witness to the principal’s execution of this document, and that I am not
a provider of health or residential care to the principal, an employee of a provider of health or
residential care to the principal, an operator of a community health care facility providing care to
the principal, or an employee of an operator of a community health care facility providing care to
the principal.

I declare that I am not related to the principal by blood, marriage, or adoption and that to the best
of my knowledge I am not entitled to and do not have a claim against any part of the estate of the
principal on the death of the principal under a will or by operation of law.

Witness Signature:

Print Name:

Date:

Address:

Witness Signature:

Print Name:

Date:

Address:

Texas Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
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