Minnesota Chapter 245D, Home and Community-Based Services Standards

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Minnesota legislation 245D.061: Emergency Use of Manual Restraints, published on October 8, 2014 by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), provides protective standards including the use of emergency manual restraints. These standards govern home- and community-based services for persons with disabilities and persons age 65 and older. The new standards assist staff with basic support services and intensive support services which include health, safety, and rights protections for persons receiving services governed by this chapter.
CPI Training Can Help Your Facility Comply With the Rules
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program equips staff in techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of physical 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 safer, less restrictive physical interventions to be used only as a last resort.
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We can bring the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program on site to your organization, or you can attend training in one of more than 150 public locations throughout the US.
More Resources
In addition to Emergency Use of Manual Restraints, read the Protection Standards and Staffing Standards sections of this legislation.
Get helpful hints for crisis intervention and learn about CPI training and restraint reduction.
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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.”