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55 Pa. Code § 2380.153. Appropriate use of restrictive procedures.

§ 2380.153. Appropriate use of restrictive procedures.

 (a)  A restrictive procedure may not be used as retribution, for the convenience of staff persons, as a substitute for a program or in a way that interferes with the individual’s developmental program.

 (b)  For each incident requiring a restrictive procedure:

   (1)  Every attempt shall be made to anticipate and de-escalate the behavior using methods of intervention less intrusive than a restrictive procedure.

   (2)  A restrictive procedure may not be used unless less restrictive techniques and resources appropriate to the behavior have been tried but have failed.


   The provisions of this §  2380.153 adopted January 15, 1993, effective January 16, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 343.

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