Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-8.009 - Prohibited Procedures

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

The following reactive strategies are prohibited:

(1) Reactive strategies involving noxious or painful stimuli, as prohibited by Section 393.13(4)(g), F.S.;
(2) Untested or experimental procedures;
(3) Any physical crisis management technique that might restrict or obstruct an individual's airway or impair breathing, including techniques whereby staff persons use their hands or body to place pressure on the client's head, neck, back, chest, abdomen, or joints;
(4) Restraint of an individual's hands, with or without a mechanical device, behind his or her back;
(5) Physical holds relying on the inducement of pain for behavioral control;
(6) Movement, hyperextension, or twisting of body parts;
(7) Any maneuver that causes a loss of balance without physical support (such as tripping or pushing) for the purpose of containment;
(8) Any reactive strategy in which a pillow, blanket, or other item is used to cover the individual's face as part of the restraint process;
(9) Any reactive strategy that may exacerbate a known medical or physical condition, or endanger the individual's life;
(10) Use of any containment technique medically contraindicated for an individual;
(11) Containment without continuous monitoring and documentation of vital signs and status with respect to release criteria; and
(12) Use of any reactive strategy on a "PRN" or "as required" basis.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65G-8.009
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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