§748.2651: What are the additional responsibilities for implementing seclusion?

(a) Caregivers must continuously observe the child placed in seclusion. This observation can take place through a window or a one-way mirror. The use of a video camera to continuously observe a child in seclusion is not permitted.

(b) There must be a protected, private, and observable environment or room that safeguards the child's personal dignity and well-being that must:

(1) Have 40 square-feet of floor space and a ceiling height of at least eight feet;

(2) Be free of safety hazards;

(3) Be adequately ventilated during warm weather and adequately heated during cold weather;

(4) Be appropriately lighted; and

(5) Have a mat and bedding, unless the prescribing professional writes orders to the contrary.


Source Note: The provisions of this §748.2651 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7377