Amendment to Minnesota ADC 9544.0090, Requiring De-Escalation and Restraint Training

By Terry Vittone | October 01, 2015 | Minnesota | In Effect | 0 comments
A new amendment to Minnesota ADC 9544.0090, effective immediately, was adopted on August 17, 2015, and calls for de-escalation and restraint training for caregivers and facilities that are licensed to serve persons with a disability or persons age 65 or older, as follows:
  • It applies to all individuals licensed for services to persons with a developmental disability or related condition and providers of home and community-based services to persons with a disability or persons age 65 or older.
  • Requires that the license holder ensure that staff which are involved with development, implementation, monitoring, supervision, or evaluation of positive support strategies complete a minimum of eight hours of training.
  • Requires the license holder to document the progress or lack of progress toward each outcome or goal for each person under their care.
  • Training must require staff to demonstrate knowledge of:
    • De-escalation techniques
    • The safe and correct use of manual restraint
    • Personal staff accountability and staff self-care after emergencies
    • Principles of positive support strategies such as positive behavior supports
    • Prohibited restraints
CPI Training Can Help You Comply With the Rules 
Facilities throughout the US use our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program because it focuses on prevention, de-escalation techniques, and other alternatives to restraint. Our train-the-trainer program helps staff identify underlying causes of student behaviors, and how staff and student behaviors affect each other. The program also emphasizes:
  • Evaluating risk of harm and signs of distress and de-escalation techniques
  • Documenting incidents
  • Safer, less restrictive holding skills to be used only as a last resort
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • The safe and correct use of manual restraint
  • Which restraint positions are dangerous and should not be used
  • Personal staff accountability and staff self-care after emergencies
How to Get Training
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