As identified by the Ministry of Health an individual is eligible for a CTO if, during the previous three-year period, they have:
- Been a patient in a psychiatric facility on two or more separate occasions or for a cumulative period of 30 days or more during that three year period OR
- Been the subject of a previous Community Treatment Order
The individual’s physician must believe that if they do not receive this support, they are likely to cause serious bodily harm to themselves or others, suffer substantial mental or physical deterioration, or suffer serious physical impairment requiring further hospitalizations.
Referrals must be made by a Physician.
Community Treatment Order Referral Form