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55 Pa. Code § 6100.343. Appropriate use of restrictive procedures.

§ 6100.343. Appropriate use of restrictive procedures.

 (a)  A restrictive procedure may not be used as retribution, for the convenience of staff persons or as a substitute for staffing or appropriate services.

 (b)  For each use of a restrictive procedure:

   (1)  Every attempt shall be made to anticipate and de-escalate the behavior using techniques 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.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6100.43 (relating to regulatory waiver); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.801 (relating to agency with choice); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.804 (relating to base-funding); and 55 Pa. Code §  6100.805 (relating to vendor goods and services).



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