Mental Health Act - compulsory treatment orders: guide

A guide to compulsory treatment orders relating to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

9 Can you appeal against the CTO?

You, or your named person, can ask the Tribunal at certain times to end your CTO. This is sometimes referred to as 'making an appeal against the CTO'. There are a number of people/organisations who can advise you about when and how you can do this, e.g. a solicitor or the Mental Health Tribunal Service ( see here). A solicitor can apply to the Tribunal on your behalf - you should be entitled to legal aid to cover any costs.

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