New Hampshire SB 396

By Crisis Prevention Institute | July 26, 2010 | New Hampshire | In Effect | 0 comments

New Hampshire passed SB 396, an act limiting the use of child restraint practices in schools and treatment facilities, effective Sept. 1, 2010. The bill prohibits use of high-risk restraint positions on children in schools and treatment centers in New Hampshire, except for in the case of emergency interventions when the child poses an imminent threat to self or others. If restraint is used, the incident must be documented and reported.

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