Explains what a community treatment order is, how it affects you and how you can change or end it.
If you have been detained in hospital, you may be discharged on to a community treatment order (CTO).
Certain decisions, such as applying for someone who is sectioned to go onto a community treatment order (CTO), can only be taken by the responsible clinician.
All responsible clinicians must be approved clinicians. They do not have to be a doctor, but in practice many of them are.See our full list of legal terms.
In Wales, voluntary patients can also have an IMHA.See our full list of legal terms.
This information was published in December 2017. We will revise it in 2019.
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