Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-8.005 - Authorizations for Specific Reactive Strategies

Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022

(1) Upon initiating any reactive strategy, staff must immediately notify the highest-level direct care supervisor.
(2) Each use of a reactive strategy requires continuous staff supervision.
(3) The following reactive strategies can be approved only by the following authorizing agents:
(a) The authorizing agent for medical protective equipment or chemical restraint must be a physician licensed under Chapter 458 or 459, F.S;
(b) The authorizing agent for behavioral protective devices must be either a Certified Behavior Analyst certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc.; a behavior analyst certified by the Agency pursuant to Section 393.17, F.S., and by Rule 65G-4.003, F.A.C.; a psychologist licensed under Chapter 490, F.S.; or a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor licensed under Chapter 491, F.S.
(c) The authorizing agent for mechanical restraint must be a Certified Behavior Analyst certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc.; a behavior analyst certified by the Agency pursuant to Section 393.17, F.S., and by Rule 65G-4.003, F.A.C.; a physician licensed under Chapter 458 or 459, F.S.; a psychologist licensed under Chapter 490, F.S.; or a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor licensed under Chapter 491, F.S.
(d) The authorizing agent or staff person with approval authority for seclusion must have at least a bachelor's degree, two years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities, and be certified in reactive strategies through an Agency-approved emergency procedure curriculum; and,
(e) The authorizing agent or staff person with approval authority for manual restraint must be certified in reactive strategies through an Agency-approved emergency procedure curriculum.

Notes

Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-8.005
Specific Authority 393.501, 393.13(4)(h) 2., 916.1093(2) FS. Law Implemented 393.13(4)(h), 916.1093(2) FS.
New 8-7-08.

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