Section 20B – Effect of expiry of Community Treatment Order


If a community treatment order (CTO) expires, the patient’s underlying application for treatment under section 3 also ceases to have any effect. And so the patient is freed of all controls under the Mental Health Act 1983. The same applies where a hospital order (criminal) patient’s CTO expires: see Schedule 1.

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