Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is asking that physicians
issuing a Community Treatment Order (CTO) complete a CTO
Information Record. Ontario’s
amended mental health
legislation, which was proclaimed December 1, 2000, requires
that the Minister conduct a review of the use and effectiveness of
CTOs in the third year after proclamation.
facilitate this legislated requirement and to ensure a
comprehensive review, the Ministry has developed a CTO Information
Record. This form
will be used to gather pertinent information about all CTOs issued
in Ontario. The
Information and Privacy Commissioner authorized the Ministry to
collect this patient information from physicians for the purpose
of conducting the review.
CTO Information Record form can be obtained in the same way as the
Form 45. Both the
English and French versions are on the Ministry web site (www.health.gov.on.ca).
The form can also be ordered from the Ministry’s Adesso
Distribution Warehouse (Tel. (416) 327-8222 or Fax. (416)
catalogue number for ordering the English version of the CTO
Information Record is 7530-5589
and for the French version, the catalogue number is 7530-5590.
CTO Information Record form should be completed by a physician at
the time a CTO is issued, renewed or re-issued - that is, whenever
a Form 45 is completed. Instructions
and 'Data Definitions and Guidelines for Completing CTO
Information Record' are included on the form.
CTO Information Record was pilot tested with a sample of
physicians across Ontario and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Fee-for-service physicians will be compensated for the time
spent in completing this form, as it is a 'CTO-related' form.
completed form is to be returned to the Ministry and will be
included in a database maintained solely for the purpose of
conducting the CTO review.
A notice of this data collection to the patient or
substitute decision-maker is required by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and is included on the CTO
Information Record form as a convenient tear-off portion.