Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) - How Long
How long will my community treatment order last?
Your first community treatment order (CTO) can last up to 6 months. Your responsible clinician (RC) will review your CTO and decide to discharge or extend it. Your CTO can be extended for a further 6 months and then for 1 year at a time.
Each time your RC renews your CTO, they have to make sure you meet the criteria for a CTO. You should have a review 2 months before your CTO is due to end. The criteria for a CTO are explained in chapter 3 of this factsheet.
An approved mental health professional (AMHP) must agree to continue the CTO.
The hospital managers must tell you if your CTO is extended.
If your CTO comes to an end without being renewed it will end. This means you are no longer under the CTO. You don’t have to follow the conditions any longer and you cannot be recalled to hospital.
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