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    Both Section 17s and CTOs are clinical mechanisms testing treatment stability on hospital release

    Dear Editor,

    Both Section 17s and Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) are forms of conditional release -- involuntary outpatient commitment orders issued upon release from psychiatric hospitalization as a least restrictive alternative to continuing such hospitalization. They are both terminated when it is determined that an individual no longer meets the criteria for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (i.e. when...

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