§748.2451: What types of emergency behavior intervention may I administer?

(a) If permitted in your policies and you meet the requirements of this subchapter, you may administer the following types of emergency behavior intervention to a child in your care:

(1) Short personal restraint;

(2) Personal restraint;

(3) Emergency medication;

(4) Seclusion:

(A) Only for children with emotional disorders or pervasive developmental disorders; and only if you provide treatment services to 25 or more children with emotional disorders or pervasive developmental disorders, or if more than 30% of the children in your care receive treatment services for emotional disorders or pervasive development disorders. Seclusion is not permitted for children receiving therapeutic camp services; or

(B) Only if you provide emergency care services to the child and only while waiting for the arrival of law enforcement or emergency medical services; and

(5) Mechanical restraint, only if you have a Residential Treatment Center permit.

(b) You may never administer chemical restraints.

(c) Protective and supportive devices, used appropriately, are not considered emergency behavior interventions. For information on protective and supportive devices, see Divisions 4 and 5 of Subchapter J of this chapter (relating to Child Care).

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Source Note: The provisions of this §748.2451 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7377