Value of community treatment orders remains at issue

May 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, pE337
Academic Journal
The article offers information on community treatment orders (CTO) issued by the Canadian government, which enable physicians and psychiatrists to force mentally ill patients to accept the treatment. According to professor Richard O'Reilly, several jurisdictions in Canada have adopted the legislation, except few physicians and psychiatrists who are still reluctant to accept the legislation. CTO has enabled family members of mentally ill patients to keep a track of the treatment and medication.


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