The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with the contracted Health Management Associates (HMA), has opened up registration for a training session and open-forum discussion on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) in the CARE Act.

The training webinar, which takes place on August 28 at 10:00 am, will discuss the importance of PADs as a blueprint for person-centered care and innovative tools and processes that may activate and utilize the PAD in the CARE process. The open-forum discussion, which takes place on August 29 at 10:00 am, is intended for all Cohort 1 stakeholders involved in the CARE Act process, including behavioral health agencies and volunteer supporters, to ask questions, discuss topics needing clarification, and share ideas and thoughts. For more information, visit the CARE Act Resource Center

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