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VT Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
Vermont 10P037, Rule 4500 is effective on August 15, 2011, in order to allow schools to provide the necessary training for the 2011-2012 school year. It will limit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and prohibit any restraint that restricts breathing. Restraint and seclusion can only be used by trained staff, and must be reported to school administrators and parents. Boards must adopt these policies by December 31, 2011.  Read more »
FL Legislation
May 13, 2011 | Legislation
If passed, Florida SB 1350 will become effective on July 1, 2011. It will require physical restraint only be used in emergency, when the student poses a risk to self or others, by trained staff.  Read more »
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 »
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