6 How will the Tribunal decide whether to make a compulsory treatment order?
Once the Tribunal has received an application for a CTO, it will contact you and your named person to give you details about your hearing.
The Tribunal has to give a range of people, including you and your named person, the chance to have your views heard, and to give evidence in support of your case.
You can get more information about the Tribunal and how it works, by contacting the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland ( see here).
The Tribunal will weigh up all of the information and evidence it has received before reaching a decision. If you have made an advance statement about medical treatment, then this must be taken into account by the Tribunal - there is a separate guide on advance statements, see here for details.
The Tribunal has to consider if all of the criteria in box 1 below are met.
Box 1: Criteria for making a Compulsory Treatment Order