§749.1021: What techniques am I prohibited from using on a child?

You may not use any of the following techniques on a child:

(1) Chemical restraints, mechanical restraints, and seclusion. For more information on emergency behavior intervention, see Subchapter L of this chapter (relating to Foster Care Services: Emergency Behavior Intervention);

(2) Aversive conditioning, which includes, but is not limited to, any technique designed to or likely to cause a child physical pain, the application of startling stimuli, and the release of noxious stimuli or toxic sprays, mists, or substances in proximity to the child's face;

(3) Pressure points;

(4) Rebirthing therapy; and

(5) Hug and/or holding therapy.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.1021 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469