Idaho: Medicaid Rule IDAPA 16.03.10 section 11

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On May 8, 2009 Idaho adopted rules regarding restraint and seclusion in hospitals, nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation. Medicaid Rule IDAPA 16.03.10 Section 11 states that restraints and seclusion must not be employed under any circumstances except when an agency staff person employs physical holds as an emergency response to assault or aggression or other immediate safety risks in accordance with certain requirements.

CPI Training Can Help!
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program equips staff in techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of manual restraint. Our program provides training in identifying the underlying causes of the client behaviors that can lead to restraint, and in understanding how staff behavior affects client behavior, and vice versa. The training focuses on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to the use of restraint, as well as information on evaluating risk of harm; monitoring for signs of distress; documenting incidents; and safe, less-restrictive physical interventions to be used only as a last resort.

CPI offers training in more than 150 locations throughout the US, and an on-site training option is also available.  Our training can be tailored to the unique needs of your organization. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the program to other professionals in your organization on a continuing basis.

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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”