Community Treatment Order – NSW Health Breaches

In this episode, we look at how there is no set legal policy or framework in the NSW Government for what occurs when the NSW Health and associated delegates breach their own Community Treatment Order (CTO). 

It’s clear the law is in their favour in this regard, when a patient is in breach of only 24 hours, the local area policy is called and the patient is sectioned for a number of days and administered his medicine without a review by a psychiatrist taking place. This happened to Matthew recently as he refused his depot injection and was subsequently sectioned by 8 police officers. (bit of an overkill, but not to worry, he has seen more previously).