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.
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