§749.2105: What information must a written order include?

(a) All written orders must include the following:

(1) A statement that the particular type of emergency behavior intervention may only be used in an emergency situation;

(2) Designation of the specific intervention and procedure or technique that is authorized;

(3) Any specific measures for ensuring the child's health, safety, and well being, and the privacy of the setting that safeguards the child's personal dignity;

(4) A complete description of the behaviors and circumstances under which the intervention may be used;

(5) Instructions for observation or heightened observation of the child during the intervention;

(6) The behaviors that indicate the child is ready to be released from the intervention;

(7) The maximum length of time the child may be restrained regardless of behaviors exhibited;

(8) The prescribing professional's consideration of any potential medical and/or psychiatric contraindications for the specific child, such as a history of physical or sexual abuse or victimization involving the type of intervention; and

(9) Clinical justification for the intervention.

(b) For emergency medication, the written order must also include instructions on how to administer the medication.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.2105 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469