10A NCAC 28G .0110       THERAPEUTIC HOLD

(a)  No physical restraint shall be employed beyond the use of the therapeutic hold.

(b)  Therapeutic hold shall under no circumstances be used as a punishment.

(c)  Therapeutic hold shall be employed only after less restrictive measures have failed to provide safety to the child and others.

(d)  Therapeutic hold shall under no circumstances be used in lieu of developing an intervention program designed to change the behavior necessitating therapeutic hold.

(e)  Records on the use of therapeutic hold shall be filed in the master record.

(f)  Only staff persons trained in the use of the therapeutic hold may use this treatment technique.  Only training provided by the program director shall be approved.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑60; 122C‑62; 143B‑147;

Eff. March 24, 1981.