What is a Community Treatment Order (CTO)?

Community Treatment Order (CTO) is a legal order made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal or by a Magistrate.

It sets out the terms under which a person must accept medication and therapy, counselling, management, rehabilitation and other services while living in the community.

Rethink – Community Treatment Orders

Mind – Community Treatment Orders

NHS – Community Treatment Orders – Easy Read Version

CQC – Your rights in relation to consent of medication and electro-convulsive therapy (ECT).


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