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LA Legislation
August 05, 2011 | Legislation
Louisiana adopted SB 59 on June 29, 2011. It requires the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create definitions, rules, guidelines, and procedures regarding the use of restraint and seclusion on children with exceptionalities. It also requires documentation of incidents of restraint and seclusion and notification plans for parents and legal guardians.  Read more »
TX Legislation
July 14, 2011 | Legislation
Texas SB 41, which was passed on June 17, 2011, effective immediately, relates to the use of restraints in state-supported living centers. Physical or mechanical restraints may not be used on a resident unless necessary to prevent injury to the resident or others. If restraint must be used, it should be used in the least restrictive form possible, and it should be released as soon as the risk of injury has passed.  Read more »
CT Legislation
July 14, 2011 | Legislation
Connecticut S.B. 970 was passed on June 8, 2011, effective on October 1, 2011. It requires health care employers to create and implement plans and training programs on workplace violence prevention and response, and requires employers to report workplace violence incidents to local law enforcement and the Department of Public Health. It also establishes criminal penalties for the assault of health care employees. The plans must also include health care employee training.  Read more »
ON Legislation
July 14, 2011 | Legislation
Ontario Bill 21, Retirement Homes Act 2010 was adopted on June 8, 2011. It creates mandatory care and safety standards for retirement home residents. It establishes requirements for emergency plans, infection control and prevention programs, assessment of care needs and care planning, police background checks, and training for staff in retirement homes, as well as residents’ rights to live in environments that have zero-tolerance policies toward abuse and neglect.  Read more »
ME Legislation
July 14, 2011 | Legislation
Maine HP 365 requires hospitals to adopt safety and security plans to protect patients, visitors, and employees from aggressive or violent behavior. It applies the provision to critical access hospitals beginning July 1, 2012 and to all other hospitals beginning January 1, 2012.  Read more »
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