Federal Bill HR 1381
(formerly introduced in 2010 as HR 4247), the Keeping All Students Safe Act
, was reintroduced in the House on April 6, 2011. The bill passed in the House in 2010, but was never voted on by the Senate. It will create standards to limit use of physical restraint and seclusion on children by establishing safety standards in schools, similar to protections already in place in hospitals and non-medical community-based facilities.
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