What is a compulsory treatment order?

You or your Named Person can appeal to the Mental Health Tribunal against a Short Term Detention Order. You can be detained by the Mental Health Tribunal for up to six months to protect you or other people. This may be either in hospital or in the community. This is called a Compulsory Treatment Order.

What does CTO mean in mental health?

This is the mental health professional in charge of your care and treatment while you are sectioned under the Mental Health Act. 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.

What is a compulsion order?

Compulsion order is used when an offender commits an offence that is punishable by imprisonment, but is found to have a mental disorder. The court can decide not to send the offender to prison but that they must stay in hospital for mental health treatment.

What is a compulsory patient?

Compulsory treatment orders are orders that require a person to undergo treatment involuntarily (treatment without their consent).

How long does CTO last?

How long does a CTO last? A CTO lasts 6 months from the date of the order, but it can be renewed. Your responsible clinician will decide whether to renew your CTO. An approved mental health professional will also need to approve this before the CTO can be renewed.

WHO issues a compulsory treatment order?

A clinician can apply for a compulsory treatment order if, during their assessment, they decide that their proposed patient (someone whose mental health is being assessed) is not fit to be released and therefore requires further treatment.

When can a patient on CTO be recalled to hospital?

When can I be recalled to hospital? You can be recalled to any hospital if your responsible clinician thinks that: you need medical treatment in hospital for your mental disorder, and. there would be risk of harm to your health or safety or to others if you are not recalled.

What is an interim compulsion order?

223.An interim compulsion order authorises a period of hospital detention for assessment of an offender’s mental disorder, the offender’s needs and the risk posed, in order to inform the sentencing decision of the court.

Is a hospital order a conviction?

IN serious cases a court can make a hospital order on conviction as an alternative to a custodial sentence. The individual cannot be discharged from hospital unless the Ministry of Justice or a tribunal say so and any discharge may be subject to certain conditions.

When a person is brought into a hospital under a compulsory treatment order what is the admitting nurse’s role and responsibilities regarding the MHA?

correctional patient has the same meaning as it has in the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020. Court means the Supreme Court. declared mental health facility means premises subject to an order in force under section 109.

How often is a CTO reviewed?

If When can I apply to be discharged? you are on a CTO after detention under section 37 You cannot apply for a Tribunal within the first 6 months of the date of the hospital order being made. your CTO is renewed During each period of renewal (once in the second 6 months and annually after that).