Legislation

Explore the current regulations that impact your work.

Federal - US
The Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals
Alignment to Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) training programs
District of Columbia
D.C. Adds New Dementia Training Requirements for Direct Care Workers
D.C. Adds New Dementia Training Requirements for Direct Care Workers
Iowa
Iowa Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in Schools
Iowa Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in Schools
New Hampshire
Dementia Care Requirement Changes for NH Residential Care and Community-Based Facilities
Are you complying with NH House Bill 4, requiring residential care and community-based facilities provide dementia care training to all direct care staff?
Wisconsin
WI SB 527: Requirement Changes for Seclusion and Physical Restraint in Schools
Are you complying with Wisconsin Senate Bill 527, that changed requirements for the use of seclusion and physical restraint in schools, effective March 30, 2020?
Colorado
Colorado Regulation Rewriting Existing Chapter of Standards for Hospitals and Health Facilities 6 CCR 1011-1 Chapter 2
On January 14, 2020, the state of Colorado put into effect revisions to the existing regulations in the Chapter of Standards for Hospitals and Health Facilities under section 6 CRR 1011-1 Chapter 2. Revisions pertain to the addition of restrictions on the use of restraint and seclusion as applied in these facilities.
Illinois
Illinois Emergency Regulation Section 1.285—Effective December 3, 2019
Illinois Emergency Regulation Section 1.285: Requirements for the Use of Isolated Time Out and Physical Restraint — Effective December 3, 2019
Oregon
Oregon SB 963 – Relating to Allowed and Prohibited Use of Restraint of Students
Oregon SB 963, adopted and passed into law on 6/6/19, modifies allowed and prohibited uses of restraint of students by public education programs.
Texas
Texas SB 712 – Prohibiting the Use of Certain Aversive Techniques on Students Enrolled in Public Schools
Texas SB 712, prohibiting the use of certain aversive techniques—those which are intended to reduce the likelihood of a behavior reoccurring by intentionally inflicting significant physical or emotional discomfort or pain—on students enrolled in public schools, was adopted and passed into law on 6/10/19.
Nevada
Nevada AB 348 – Requiring Workplace Violence Training in Healthcare Settings
Nevada AB 348, passed into law on June 13, 2019, relates to occupational safety and health and requires certain medical facilities to develop and carry out a plan for the prevention of workplace violence including staff training and the reporting of workplace violence incidents to the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma SB 280 – Requiring Alzheimer’s/Dementia Training in Nursing Facilities
Oklahoma SB 280, passed into law on 5/28/19, mandates that a portion of funds collected in the assessment of the Nursing Facilities Quality of Care Fee will be used to ensure that by January 1, 2020 all clinical employees working in a licensed nursing facility shall be required to receive at least four (4) hours annually of Alzheimer’s or dementia training, to be provided and paid for by the facilities.
Minnesota
Minnesota SF 8 – Public Safety Bill Appropriates $100K Per Year for De-Escalation Training
Minnesota SF 8, appropriating $100,000 for each year for training state and local community safety personnel in the use of crisis de-escalation techniques, was adopted and passed into law on 5/30/19.
Illinois
Illinois 77 Administrative Code 973 – Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Services Act
Illinois 77 Administrative Code 973, adopted and passed into law on 6/7/19, mandates staff with direct access to clients with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia hired after June 2, 2019 shall complete a minimum of 6 hours of initial training in the first 60 days of employment using an Alzheimer's disease and related dementias services curriculum.
Washington
Washington HB 1931 – Concerning Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings
Washington HB 1931, concerning workplace violence in health care settings, was adopted and signed into law by the governor on May 21, 2019 and becomes effective on January 1, 2020. The pre-existing statute holds that each health care setting shall provide violence prevention training to all applicable employees. The bill expands upon this by holding that in addition to employees, volunteers and contracted security personal must now also receive training.
Nebraska
Nebraska LB 390 – Requiring Conflict De-Escalation Training for School Resource Officers and Security Guards
Nebraska LB 390, requiring conflict de-escalation training for school resource officers and security guards, was adopted and passed into law on 4/24/19.
Connecticut
Connecticut SB 183 – Concerning Policies Regarding Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Connecticut SB 183, concerning policies and procedures regarding restraint and seclusion in schools, became effective on May 24, 2018.
Ohio
Ohio HB 318 – Concerning the Qualifications and Duties of School Resource Officers
Ohio House Bill 318, concerning the qualifications and duties of school resource officers, became effective on November 2, 2018.
New Mexico
New Mexico Statute 22-5-4.12 – Concerning the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
New Mexico Statute § 22-5-4.12, concerning the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, became effective on June 16, 2017.
South Dakota
South Dakota SB 46 – Requiring School Districts to Adopt Policies Limiting Restraint and Seclusion
SD SB46, an Act requiring South Dakota schools to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion, was passed into law on March 26, 2018.
Michigan
Michigan HB 5417 Limits Restraint and Seclusion in Schools to Emergency Situations
Michigan HB 5417 limits restraint and seclusion to emergencies for the safety of the pupil or another, and requires training in the safe use of same.
Mississippi
Mississippi Rule 38.13, Regarding Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Mississippi Rule 38.13 requires restraint use as a last resort and requires all staff to be trained in proper use of same if the school district permits it.
Kentucky
Kentucky Law to Require Dementia Training for Nurse Aides
Kentucky HB 106 calls for dementia-specific training for nurse aides in long-term care facilities upon orientation and five hours annually thereafter.
California
How to Comply With Cal-OSHA’s Regulations
Here’s how to implement prevention strategies and personal safety techniques that work.
California
California SB 1143, Restrictive Options in Juvenile Facilities
California SB 1143 mandates that room confinement not be used at juvenile facilities, unless less restrictive options have been attempted and exhausted.
North Carolina
North Carolina 12 NAC 9B, Mandating Training for Juvenile Court Counselors
This regulation mandates restraint and defense training for juvenile court counselors, chief court counselors, and juvenile justice officers.
Kansas
Kansas SB 193, Regarding Restraint Use in Schools
KS SB 193, along with the Emergency Safety Intervention regulations in the Kansas register, constitute laws around restraint and seclusion.
Federal - US
US SB 3031 - Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2016
This bill would require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Legislation HB 7154, Freedom From Prone Restraint Act
This bill prohibits the use of prone restraint regardless of scenario and applies to any facility that provides support or care.
California
California AB 1570, Requiring Training for Staff at Residential Care Facilities
California’s AB 1570 requires staff members to receive six hours of dementia care training before working independently with residents.
Federal - US
Federal Bill HR 5221: Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act
The Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016 would require law enforcement to be trained in de-escalation techniques.
Minnesota
Minnesota HB 3813 to Appropriate $2.75M for PBIS
Minnesota HB 3813 provide a one-time appropriation of $2.75M for implementation of schoolwide PBIS in schools and districts throughout Minnesota.
Delaware
Delaware Regulation 4468 Mandates Dementia-Specific Training for Hospice Services
Delaware Regulation 4468 requires hospice facilities to provide training that considers the psychological, social, and physical needs of those with dementia
Massachusetts
Massachusetts SB 1313 to Require Implementation of Violence Prevention Plan
Massachusetts legislation SB 1313 requires health care facilities to perform a risk assessment and implement a program to minimize workplace violence.
Minnesota
Minnesota SF 2753 to Require Mental Health Crisis Training for Peace Officers
This law would require the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to create a list of approved training courses for responding to mental health crises.
Vermont
Vermont HB 74 Requires Written Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
HB 74 would require the state's Agency of Human Services to establish a written workplace violence prevention and crisis response policy.
Idaho
Idaho HB 514 Establishes the School Safety and Security Advisory Board
Idaho HB 514 establishes the Idaho School Safety and Security Advisory Board to develop and annually review and modify school safety and security guidelines
Colorado
Colorado HB 1328, Prohibiting Restraint & Seclusion for Specific Purposes
This law prohibits use of restraint and seclusion on detained individuals as part of a treatment plan, or for protection, except in the case of emergency.
Nebraska
Nebraska LB 698, Requiring Memory Care Endorsement for Assisted Living Facilities
Nebraska LB 698 requires a memory care endorsement from the Nebraska DHHS for assisted living facilities to self-identify as memory care facilities.
New Jersey
New Jersey SB 2960, Requiring Training for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers
New Jersey SB 2960, passed on January 19, 2016, requires comprehensive training in the specialized care of patients with Alzheimer's/dementia.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Legislation HB 3127 to Prohibit Restraint of Students With Disabilities
Pending Oklahoma HB 3127 prohibits restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities except as a last resort in emergency situations.
South Dakota
South Dakota Rules DOE Title 24 to Prohibit Restraint and Seclusion
New rules prohibiting restraint and seclusion in South Dakota schools under DOE Title 24 were considered at a Board of Education hearing for adoption.
Wisconsin
WI Legislation AB 785 Specifies Creation of DHS Certification for Dementia Specialists
Pending WI legislation AB 785 creates a dementia specialist certification program.
Hawaii
Hawaii Legislation HB 1876 To Require Training for Dementia Caregivers
Pending Hawaii legislation HB 1876 requires an expansion of dementia training for caregivers.
West Virginia
Pending WV SB 486 to Require Behavioral Health Services to Provide Nonphysical Intervention Training
The bill would require behavioral health services to provide training for staff in the use of nonphysical intervention skills.
New Mexico
Pending New Mexico Legislation HB 190 Prohibits Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Except in Emergency Situations
HB 190 mandates restraint and seclusion may be used in an emergency only to the extent necessary to protect a student or another from serious physical harm.
Massachusetts
Pending Massachusetts Legislation HB 1687, Requiring Risk Assessment by Health Care Employers
Massachusetts HB 1687 requires all health care employers to start a risk assessment of factors that may put their employees at risk of workplace assault.
Rhode Island
Pending Rhode Island Legislation HB 7154, “Freedom From Prone Restraint Act”
Pending Rhode Island HB 7154, the "Freedom From Prone Restraint Act," applies to any facility that provides support or care, residential support, education, healthcare, treatment, or direct supervision and prohibits the use of prone restraint regardless of scenario.
Kansas
Pending Kansas Legislation HB 2534, Prohibiting Restraints and Requiring Training in Schools
Pending Kansas HB 2534 would prohibit many types of restraint and require schools to train staff in emergency safety interventions.
New Jersey
Pending New Jersey Legislation SB 1163 Limits Restraint and Seclusion in Private Schools
NJ SB 1163 requires that a physician approve prone restraints, staff be trained in safe restraint techniques, and guardians be notified within 24 hours.
New Jersey
Pending New Jersey Legislation SB 378 Specifies Training Programs for Dementia Care
New Jersey SB 378 specifies requirements for training programs for homemaker-home health aide education as it relates to care of patients with dementia.
Washington
WAC 388-865-0900 to 0970, Containing New Rules Related to Restraint & Seclusion for Health Care Facilities
This Washington legislation contains new rules related to restraint and seclusion for health care facilities.
Washington
WAC 392, Containing Restraint & Seclusion Rule Changes to Washington HB 1240
Washington Administrative Code 392 contains proposed rule changes related to restraint and seclusion included in Washington HB 1240.
Minnesota
Minnesota HF 2402, Requiring Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Staff Training
Minnesota HF 2402 requires dementia care training for staff in Alzheimer's/disease, communication skills, and problem solving challenging behaviors.
California
Promoting Workplace Violence Prevention in California Hospitals
Here is the public comment letter we wrote to OSHA to share our subject matter expertise on workplace violence prevention policies in health care.
Washington
Advocating to Prevent Restraint in Washington Schools
To help staff and students be safer, CPI shares best practice recommendations for policymakers to create guidelines for reducing restraint in schools.
British Columbia
British Columbia Ministry of Education Adopts Seclusion and Restraint, PBIS Guidelines
British Columbia Ministry of Education adopted new guidelines for seclusion and restraint and PBIS procedures applicable to independent and public schools.
Minnesota
Amendment to Minnesota ADC 9544.0090, Requiring De-Escalation and Restraint Training
Minnesota’s new amendment calls for de-escalation and restraint training for workers who serve persons with a disability or persons age 65 or older.
California
California Allocates Funding for School Safety Training Pilot Program
California AB 104 allocates $10M to a county office of education for implementation of instruction, interventions, and academic and behavioral supports.
Illinois
Illinois HB 1360, Requiring Training in Restraint for Charter Schools
Illinois HB 1360 applies seclusion and restraint requirements in the Illinois health and safety code for public schools to charter schools.
Utah
Adopted Utah Education Regulations Call for Crisis Intervention Training
Regulation ADC R277-609 requires ongoing school personnel training in crisis prevention and the prohibition of physical, mechanical, and chemical restraint.
Texas
Texas HB 2588, Relating to Disclosure Statements on Admission of New Alzheimer’s/Dementia Patients
Texas HB 2588 requires institutions that promote services to residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia to file a disclosure statement on admission of new patients
Texas
Texas HB 2789, Requiring the Department of Aging and Disability Services to Adopt Trauma-Informed Care Training
The Department of Aging and Disability Services must train employees who work with individuals with developmental disabilities in trauma-informed care.
Texas
Texas HB 2684, Requiring School Resource Officers to Complete De-Escalation and Restraint Training
Texas HB 2684 requires school resource officers in districts with over 30,000 pupils to complete PBIS, de-escalation, and restraint reduction training.
Texas
Texas HB 2372, Requiring Training for Texas Juvenile Corrections Officers
Texas HB 2372 requires the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to provide 240 hours of competency-based training to all juvenile corrections officers.
Kansas
Kansas HB 2170, the Freedom From Unsafe Restraint and Seclusion Act
Kansas HB 2170, known as the Freedom From Unsafe Restraint and Seclusion Act, was signed into law on May 27, 2015.
Texas
Texas SB 507, Mandating Cameras in Special Education Classrooms
Texas SB 507, mandating cameras in special education classrooms, was signed into law and takes effect at the beginning of the 2015–2016 school year.
Connecticut
Connecticut SB 927, Public Act No. 15-141, Concerning Seclusion and Restraint in Schools
Connecticut SB 927, including Public Act No. 15-141, concerning seclusion and restraint in schools, was signed by the governor on June 23, 2015.
Arizona
Arizona SB 1459, Relating To the Restraint and Seclusion of Public and Private School Pupils
Arizona SB 1459 adds Section 15-105, relating to the restraint and seclusion of public and private school pupils.
Washington
New Law to Reduce Restraint in Washington Schools
Washington HB 1240, concerning restraint and seclusion in public schools, amends the previous law to include all students as well as those with IEPs.
Federal - US
Why CPI Supports the Keeping All Students Safe Act
What does a federal bill on restraint and seclusion mean for you, or your students, or your family? Will it help or hinder kids and teachers?
Virginia
Virginia HB 1443/SB 782 Regulate Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Virginia HB 1443 and SB 782 require the Board of Education to adopt regulations on the use of restraint in public elementary and secondary schools.
New York
School Bus Safety Drives New New York Legislation AB823
NY AB823 is an Act meant to ensure that school bus drivers and attendants are properly trained in techniques to prevent bullying and harassment.
Massachusetts
Amendments to Massachusetts Physical Restraint Regulations 603 CMR 46.00
These amendments include further restrictions on restraints and more thorough training requirements for staff.
Illinois
Crisis Prevention Training for Staff in Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities in the State of Illinois – Title 77, Part 380
This Illinois regulation requires new employees in specialized mental health rehabilitation facilities be trained in crisis prevention and TIC.
New York
OMH Regulations for NY Mental Health Facilities
The New York State Office of Mental Health has adopted regulations to improve care and reduce the risk of danger to staff and patients.
Minnesota
Minnesota Chapter 245D, Home and Community-Based Services Standards
A rule concerning protection standards and the emergency use of manual restraints for persons with disabilities and in home and community-based facilities.
California
California’s Memory Care Training Requirements
California’s AB 1570 requires staff who assist residents with personal activities of daily living at residential care facilities to receive training.
California
Violence Prevention Training for Hospital Staff in California: SB 1299
This bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt standards requiring hospitals to adopt a workplace violence prevention plans.
Missouri
Updated Seclusion and Restraint Rules for Missouri
Two important changes to Missouri regulations that govern the use of restraint and seclusion for employees, contractors, and clients took effect.
New Hampshire
Restraint Reduction Training for Staff in New Hampshire: SB 396
New Hampshire's Senate Bill 396 limits the use of child restraint practices in facilities and schools and regulates the use of seclusion and restraint.
Minnesota
Minnesota's Memory Care Training Requirements
Minnesota's HF2402 requires staff training in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to improve communication and problem solving skills.
Hawaii
Restraint and Seclusion in Hawaii Schools: HB 1796
Hawaii’s law requires annual conflict prevention training for school staff including evidence-based techniques.
Alaska
Restraint in Alaskan Schools: HB 210
Alaska’s law requires crisis intervention training for school staff, including evidence-based techniques to prevent restraint.
Ontario
Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Regulation
Health and safety awareness training is required for all employees in Ontario. CPI’s Prepare Training® program can help!
Federal - US
Corporal Punishment in Schools: Federal Bill 5005
Federal Bill 5005, the Ending the Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools Act, is designed to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel.
Connecticut
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Training in Connecticut: Bill 179
Bill 179 requires staff to receive training in Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms and care.
Iowa
Dementia Care Classification and Training in Iowa: ADC 481
ADC 481 requires memory care specialization approval and training for residential care facilities that care for residents who have dementia.
Virginia
Virginia's Law for Reducing Restraint in Schools
House Bill 1106 ensures that schools equip staff with skills to handle violent student behavior safely.
Texas
Texas 25 TAC 417.47: Training Requirements for State Hospitals
State hospitals in Texas are required to provide staff training in preventing and managing aggressive and violent behavior.
North Dakota
North Dakota ADC 75: Training for Residential Treatment Facility Staff
Residential treatment facilities in North Dakota are required to provide staff training in crisis prevention, intervention, and restraint reduction.
Vermont
New VT Bill to Protect People in Mental Health Crisis
Vermont Senate Bill 309 is intended to protect people in mental health crisis when emergency procedures are required.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts 105 CMR 150: Dementia Training for LTC Staff
Long-term care facilities and Dementia Special Care Units are required to provide dementia care training to help staff better serve residents with dementia.
Mississippi
Mississippi's Student Safety Act
Mississippi's Board of Education is to publicize regulations establishing standards for using restraint and seclusion in schools.
Minnesota
Minnesota's Dementia Training Act
This bill lists Dementia Capable Care training as an approved program for training staff in helping people with dementia experience better quality of life.
Kansas
Kansas: Emergency Safety Interventions K.A.R. 91-42-1 and K.A.R. 91-42-2
Kansas's ESI regulations require school staff to be trained in crisis prevention and de-escalation techniques.
Delaware
Delaware Senate Bill 100
This new law calls for school staff to be trained in how to safely manage disruptive student behavior.
Texas
Texas Senate Bill 1356
Texas Senate Bill 1356 requires juvenile justice staff to be trained in trauma-informed care and de-escalation techniques.
Massachusetts
Social Worker Safety in the Workplace Legislation in Massachusetts
This bill requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to establish crisis response plans for social workers and human services workers.
Federal - US
H.R. 1893: Keeping All Students Safe Act
The act is designed to ensure that educators have the skills to manage violent student behavior safely.
British Columbia
Meeting WorkSafeBC’s Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policies
New policies call for training employees in how to respond to violence and harassment in the workplace.
Manitoba
Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Facilities in Manitoba
Manitoba is implementing a new violence prevention policy to protect health care workers that includes required training.
Kentucky
CPI Training: Helping Kentucky Schools Meet Regulations on Restraint & Seclusion
A new regulation requires that Kentucky school staff receive yearly training in crisis prevention techniques.
Ohio
CPI Training Can Help Ohio Schools Meet DOE Rules on Restraint & Seclusion
A new policy requires that Ohio school staff receive yearly training in crisis management techniques.
Indiana
Dementia Training for Indiana Police
"As it becomes more prevalent, instances of officers encountering people with Alzheimer’s will likely go up," says State Representative Bill Friend.
Alabama
Alabama State Board of Health/Department of Public Health Chapter 420-5-7
Chapter 420-5-7 states that restraint and seclusion of patients should be used only as a last resort.
Maine
Maine Chapter 33 (ME HP1360)
The Maine Department of Education has adopted Rule Chapter 33, a comprehensive set of revised rules governing restraint and seclusion of students.
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Act 125: Wisconsin Passes Bill on Restraint & Seclusion in Public Schools
Wisconsin passed AB 455/SB 353, which requires all Wisconsin public school employees that use physical restraint be trained in the safe use of restraint.
Alabama
Updated Seclusion and Restraint Rules for Alabama
All employees in programs certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) must be trained in the safe use of restraint.
West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Education, Policy 4373
West Virginia passed Policy 4373. A core team of personnel in each school must be trained annually in the use of a nationally recognized restraint process.
Ohio
Ohio Dept of Mental Health Admin Code Ch 5122-26-16 Seclusion, Restraint and Time-Out
CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program can assist your facility in meeting the standards proposed by this legislation.
Alabama
Alabama State Dept. of Education Rules on Permissible Use of Seclusion & Restraint for All Students
Alabama adopted an addition to their administrative code, 290-3-1-.02.01(f), Permissible Use of Seclusion and Restraint, effective September 22, 2009.
Manitoba
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation 107
Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Regulation 107 was amended to include new requirements to protect workers from violence in the workplace.
Louisiana
Louisiana SB 59
SB 59 requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create rules regarding use of restraint and seclusion on children with disabilities.
Texas
Texas SB 41
Texas SB 41, which was passed on June 17, 2011, effective immediately, relates to the use of restraints in state-supported living centers.
Connecticut
Connecticut Senate Bill 970: Workplace Violence Prevention and Response in Health Care Settings
Connecticut S.B. 970 requires health care employers to create and implement plans and training programs on workplace violence prevention and response.
Ontario
Ontario Bill 21, Retirement Homes Act 2010
Ontario Bill 21, Retirement Homes Act 2010 was adopted on June 8, 2011. It creates mandatory care and safety standards for retirement home residents.
Maine
Maine House Paper 365: An Act to Enhance the Security of Hospital Patients, Visitors and Employees
Maine HP 365 requires hospitals to adopt safety and security plans to protect patients, visitors, and employees from aggressive or violent behavior.
Florida
Florida HB 1255
The bill revises provisions related to the use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities.
Indiana
Indiana HB 1529
Indiana HB 1529 would require schools to include provisions regarding the use of restraint and seclusion, such as parental notification and training.
Vermont
Vermont 10P037, Rule 4500
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.
Wyoming
Wyoming SF 36
Wyoming SF 36 requires the state superintendent to adopt policies and provide training in regards to the use of restraint and seclusion.
Florida
Florida SB 1350
If passed, Florida SB 1350 will require physical restraint only be used in emergency, when the student poses a risk to self or other, by trained staff.
Oregon
Oregon Chapter 581: Prohibiting Use of Mechanical, Chemical, or Prone Restraint on Students
Oregon Chapter 581 prohibits the use of mechanical, chemical, and prone restraints on students in public schools.
Tennessee
Tennessee House Bill 1336: Special Education Behavioral Supports Act
Tennessee SB 1993/HB 1336 requires staff training in PBIS, crisis intervention, and safe use of restraint and seclusion.
New York
New York A0 4158
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.
Wyoming
Wyoming Passes Bill on Restraint and Seclusion Rules
Wyoming passed SF0036, requiring the state superintendent and school district boards to adopt regulations on restraint and seclusion in public schools.
Federal - US
Federal Bill S. 3895
Federal bill S. 3895 is an updated version of S. 2860, which will allow school districts to include restraint and seclusion in individual education programs (IEPs) if students have a two-year history of dangerous behaviors that could result in serious bodily injury and had functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans that were developed by professionals.
California
California Assembly Bill 1083 (Amends: California Health and Safety Code Sections 1257.7-8)
Here’s what California’s Health and Safety Code Sections 1257.7-8 entails, and how CPI can help you support the amendment.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Policy #10-02
Massachusetts’ Policy #10-02 establishes procedures and requirements for use of restraint and seclusion in the Department of Mental Health facilities.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire SB 396
New Hampshire passed SB 396, an act limiting the use of child restraint practices in schools and treatment facilities, effective Sept. 1, 2010.
Louisiana
Louisiana House Bill 405
Louisiana House Bill 405 requires guidelines for the use of seclusion and physical restraint of students with disabilities.
Louisiana
Louisiana Passes Restraint and Seclusion Guidelines
The Louisiana State Board of Education is required to prepare and adopt guidelines about the use of restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities.
Georgia
Georgia State Board of Education 160-5-1-.35: Seclusion and Restraint for All Students
The Georgia State Board of Education passed 160-5-1-.35, a ban that no longer allows Georgia schools to place students in solitary confinement.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island DCYF Residential Child Care Regulations for Licensure
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families renamed and updated regulations for the licensing of residential child care facilities.
Florida
Florida House Bill 1073
Florida House bill 1073 revises provisions relating to licensure and standards for facilities and programs for persons with developmental disabilities.
Idaho
Idaho: Medicaid Rule IDAPA 16.03.10 section 11
Idaho adopted rules regarding restraint and seclusion in hospitals, nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for people with mental retardation.
Hawaii
Hawaii Senate Resolution 100
The Hawaii State Legislature adopted S.R. 100, urging the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to Adopt Rules to Prohibit Abusive Work Environments.
Maryland
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 14.31.06
The Maryland Governor’s Office for Children requires residential child care facilities to provide behavioral intervention, strategies, and supports training
Kentucky
Kentucky House Resolution 25
This resolution urges cities with populations of over 25,000 to provide dementia training for officers, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters.
Wisconsin
Wisconsin S.B. 470
S.B. 470 will create a Dementia Specialist Certification program for nurse aides and other care providers who coordinate resident activities.
Colorado
Colorado – Protection of Persons From Restraint Act
Colorado’s State Board of Education adopted the Protection of Persons from Restraint Act, which outlines the rules for restraint in emergency.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island House Bill 5653 - 2009
Rhode Island’s H.B. 5653, Relating to Health and Safety, requires a criminal history background check on potential administrators of assisted living homes.
Indiana
Indiana Code 20-33-8-12(a)(1)
The Indiana Department of Education requires schools to adopt written discipline rules. They recommend these rules address the use of student restraint.
Missouri
Missouri SB291: Modifies Provisions Relating to Education
SB291 requires the local board of education for each school district to create a written policy to address use of restrictive behavioral interventions.
Minnesota
Minnesota HB2: K-12 Education Omnibus
The bill requires schools to only use restrictive procedures in an emergency, and schools must make their procedures publicly accessible.
Arizona
Arizona – S.B. 1197
An act establishing the task force on best practices in special education and behavior management.
Maryland
Maryland H.B. 415/S.B. 874
Maryland adopted H.B. 415/S.B. 874, Mental Hygiene Administration - Rights of Individuals with Mental Health Disorders in Facilities.
Newfoundland
Newfoundland Labrador Update OHSR Workplace Violence Regulations
The Newfoundland Labrador has updated the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
New York
New York State Public Employer Workplace Violence Prevention Law
The New York State Labor Law that requires public employers to minimize the risk of workplace violence and ensure that all public workplaces are safe.