§749.2055: What actions must a caregiver take before using a permitted type of emergency behavior intervention?

Before using a permitted type of emergency behavior intervention, the caregiver must:

(1) Attempt less restrictive behavior interventions that prove to be ineffective at defusing the situation; and

(2) Determine that the basis for the emergency behavior intervention is:

(A) An emergency situation;

(B) A need for a personal restraint to administer intra-muscular medication or other medical treatments prescribed by a licensed physician, such as administering insulin to a child with diabetes; or

(C) A need for a personal restraint in a foster home where a child is significantly damaging property, such as breaking car windows or putting holes into walls. If this is the basis of the personal restraint, only a short personal restraint may be used and only to prevent the damage.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §749.2055 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469