Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
restraint is used for behavioral control; it is not standard treatment for
medical or psychiatric conditions.
(2) An individual may be given a chemical
restraint only on the written order of an authorized physician who has
determined that the chemical is the least restrictive, most appropriate
authorizing physician either must be present at the onset of the emergency
requiring restraint, or must provide telephone consultation with an authorized
staff person who is present and has personally examined the
(4) If the authorizing
physician is not present to write the order, he or she must dictate the order's
contents to another on-site licensed medical professional;
(5) An order for chemical restraint must be
recorded in the individual's record on the same date it is issued, along with
the expected results of the medication and a detailed description of the
behaviors that justified the use of chemical restraint.
(6) A licensed medical professional must
conduct a face-to-face evaluation of the individual within one hour of
administration of a chemical restraint, if the restraint was ordered by
telephone. The medical professional must record the results of this evaluation
in the individual's record and document whether the administration of
medication achieved the expected results.
(7) Staff must monitor an individual who has
been chemically restrained at least once every half-hour and record the effects
of the restraint in the individual's record.
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