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55 Pa. Code § 2390.171. Definition of restrictive procedures.


§ 2390.171. Definition of restrictive procedures.

 A restrictive procedure is a practice that does one or more of the following:

   (1)  Limits a client’s movement, activity or function.

   (2)  Interferes with a client’s ability to acquire positive reinforcement.

   (3)  Results in the loss of objects or activities that a client values.

   (4)  Requires a client to engage in a behavior that the client would not engage in given freedom of choice.


   The provisions of this §  2390.171 issued under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).


   The provisions of this §  2390.171 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777.

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