Bulletin

   
Bulletin Number
        4363
Date
        December 1, 2000
Direct inquiries to

         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office


(address below)
Distribution
       Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories
Subject     

MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATIVE REFORM (Brian’s Law)
COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS (CTOs)

  1. Announcement of Changes
  2. CTO Services
  3. Physician Fee Schedule Codes for CTO Services
  4. CTO Report Log
  5. New Mental Health Forms
  1. Announcement of Changes
    Brian’s Law (Mental Health Legislative Reform), adds several legislative reforms to the existing Mental Health Act and Health Care Consent Act and introduces the addition of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) to existing physician services. Effective December 1, 2000, three new fee codes will be added to the Schedule of Benefits for physicians who initiate, supervise, and renew comprehensive plans of community-based treatment.
  2. CTO Services
    One or more physicians directly involved in CTO services will be compensated on a time-basis using all-inclusive fee codes that will encompass all necessary consultations, assessments, psychotherapy and other psychiatric care. In addition, the fee codes will compensate for the completion of necessary forms (including the new mental health forms described on page 2 under "E. New Mental Health Forms"), case conferences with other health care providers and community support workers, interviews with families and substitute decision makers and preparation of the formal Community Treatment Plan (CTP). The fee value has been set at the equivalent of in-patient psychotherapy (K199 at $57.75 per ½ hour).

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