§ 6400.202. Manual restraints.

 (a)  Manual restraint is a physical hands-on technique that lasts more than 30 seconds, and is used to control acute, episodic behavior that restricts the movement or function of an individual or portion of an individual’s body, such as basket holds and prone or supine containment.

 (b)  Manual restraint shall be used only when necessary to protect the individual from injuring himself or others.

 (c)  Manual restraint shall be used only when it has been documented that other less restrictive methods have been unsuccessful in protecting the individual from injuring himself or others.

 (d)  An individual shall be released from the manual restraint within the time specified in the restrictive procedure plan not to exceed 30 minutes within a 2-hour period.

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.202 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595.



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