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MENTAL INCOMPETENCY - Treatment - Consent

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:23 AM  

Appeal by the physician from an appellate ruling finding a Community Treatment Order (CTO) invalid. The respondent, SS, was a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. She had a history of multiple hospitalizations dating back to 2007. In April 2015, the respondent was hospitalized for six days and found incapable of consenting to psychiatric treatment with anti-psychotic medication and a Community Treatment Plan (CTP) that facilitated issuance of the CTO. The appellant was the respondent's monitoring physician. He did not sign the CTP within 72 hours...