§ 6400.203. Exclusion.
(a) Exclusion is the removal of an individual from the individuals immediate environment and restricting the individual alone to a room or area. If a staff person remains with the individual, it is not exclusion.
(b) Exclusion shall be used only when necessary to protect the individual from self-injury or injury to others.
(c) Exclusion shall be used only when it has been documented that other less restrictive methods have been unsuccessful in protecting the individual from self-injury or injury to others.
(d) An individual shall be permitted to return to routine activity within the time specified in the restrictive procedure plan not to exceed 60 minutes within a 2-hour period.
(e) Exclusion may not be used for an individual more than 4 times within a 24-hour period.
(f) An individual in exclusion shall be monitored continually by a staff person.
(g) A room or area used for exclusion shall have at least 40 square feet of indoor floor space, with a minimum ceiling height of 7 feet.
(h) A room or area used for exclusion shall have an open door or a window for staff observation of the individual.
(i) A room or area used for exclusion shall be well lighted and ventilated.
The provisions of this § 6400.203 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595.
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