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IN Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
Indiana HB 1529 would require schools to include provisions regarding the use of restraint and seclusion, such as parental notification, training, and other reporting. Some staff members will be required to receive training in the use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). If passed, this bill will come into compliance on July 1, 2011.  Read more »
TN Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
Tennessee HB 1336 was adopted on June 10, 2011. It renames the “Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act” as the “Special Education Behavioral Supports Act.” It requires school staff to be trained by a state-approved training program in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), crisis intervention, and the use of restraint and seclusion. The bill allows restraint or isolation only in emergencies, by trained personnel.  Read more »
NY Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
New York A0 4158 would establish standards and procedures for the use of restraints in schools, and require reporting to parents if restraints are used. It also requires staff training in safe and appropriate restraint use. It will become effective 180 days after it is passed.  Read more »
OR Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
Oregon adopted Chapter 581 (HB 2939) on August 2, 2011. It prohibits the use of mechanical, chemical, and prone restraints on students in public schools. Physical restraint may be used only under specific circumstances, following specific procedures.  Read more »
US Legislation
October 15, 2010 | Legislation
Federal bill S. 3895 is an updated version of S. 2860, which will allow school districts to include restraint and seclusion in individual education programs (IEPs) if students have a two-year history of dangerous behaviors that could result in serious bodily injury and had functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans that were developed by professionals.  Read more »
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