A level 1 order may be made by a medical practitioner or authorised health professional after the examination of a patient and must use the Community treatment order level 1 form or the Inpatient treatment order level 1 form. Forms are available from Office of the Chief Psychiatrist website.
The clinician making the order must set the expiry date, which will be at 2pm on a business day no later than:
28 days after the day on which it was made for a CTO level 1.
7 days after the day on which it was made for an ITO level 1.
Notification of the making of the level 1 order must be made to the Guardianship Board and to the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist within 1 business day.
Reviewing and conforming/revoking an order
Within 24 hours, or as soon as practicable after a level 1 order is initiated, a psychiatrist or authorised medical practitioner must examine the patient and either confirm or revoke the order.
Notification of the review and confirmation/revocation of the level 1 order must be made to the Guardianship Board and to the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist within 1 business day.
Correcting or subsequently revoking an order
The clinician making an order and the psychiatrist or authorised medical practitioner reviewing an order may correct errors or omissions in that order.
A psychiatrist or authorised medical practitioner may examine a patient and revoke a previously confirmed level 1 order at any time, using the Revocation of a treatment order form (available from Office of the Chief Psychiatrist website).
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