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Mental Health Act - emergency and short-term powers: guide

A guide for service users and their carers to the Mental Health Act emergency and short-term powers (2008 version).


9 Compulsory treatment order

If it is felt that you need longer term care and treatment under the Act, then an application might be made to the Tribunal for you to be placed under a compulsory treatment order ( CTO). A separate guide deals with the procedures and safeguards for the granting of a CTO ( see here).

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