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55 Pa. Code § 2390.174. Human rights team.

§ 2390.174. Human rights team.

 (a)  If a restrictive procedure is used, the facility shall use a human rights team. The facility may use a county mental health and intellectual disability program human rights team that meets the requirements of this section.

 (b)  The human rights team shall include a professional who has a recognized degree, certification or license relating to behavioral support, who did not develop the behavior support component of the individual plan.

 (c)  The human rights team shall include a majority of persons who do not provide direct services to the client.

 (d)  A record of the human rights team meetings shall be kept.


   The provisions of this §  2390.174 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 §  2390.174 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  2390.175 (relating to behavior support component of the individual plan); and 55 Pa. Code §  2390.179 (relating to emergency use of a physical restraint).

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