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Physical Restraints and Isolation Techniques

Emergency Interventions may only be used to control unpredictable, spontaneous behavior that poses clear and present danger of serious physical harm to the individual with exceptional needs, or others, and that cannot be immediately prevented by a response less restrictive than the temporary application of a technique used to contain the behavior. California Education Code Section 56521.1.

Emergency Interventions shall not include:

1. Locked seclusion, unless it is in a facility otherwise licensed or permitted by state law to use a locked room

2. Employment of a device, material or objects that simultaneously immobilize all four extremities, except that techniques such as prone containment may be used as an emergency intervention by staff trained in those procedures.

3. An amount of force that exceeds that which is reasonable and necessary under the circumstances. California Education Code Section 56521.1(d).

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