N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.6 - Behavior management committee

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The Behavior Management Committee shall review and make recommendations for the approval or disapproval of all behavior plans using Level III techniques. The CEO shall make the final decision and assume responsibility for whatever course of action is pursued. The CEO shall document substantive reasons when proceeding against the advice and recommendation of the Behavior Management Committee.
(b) The composition and operation of Behavior Management Committee shall be as follows:
1. The Committee shall consist of not less than five nor more than 15 members;
2. The Committee shall be comprised of no more than one third common membership of the Behavior Management and Human Rights committees of a facility;
3. The members of the Behavior Management Committee shall be appointed by the CEO;
4. A chairperson shall be appointed by the CEO;
5. The behavior management shall meet as frequently as needed;
6. Attendance by at least 50 percent of membership shall constitute a quorum; and
7. Members shall abstain from voting on any issue that might constitute a conflict of interest.
(c) The Behavior Management Committee's responsibilities shall include:
1. Reviewing behavior management plans to determine whether or not they are clinically/technically appropriate and comply with the agency's manual;
2. Serving as a resource to the IDT;
3. Reviewing individual behavior programs involving Level III techniques and recommending approval/disapproval in writing to the CEO. If the plan is disapproved, the reason(s) shall be specified;
4. Completing a review of all programs using Level III techniques at 30 day intervals for the first 90 days and at least every 90 days thereafter; and
5. Reviewing other issues involving behavior management as referred.
(d) Any change in membership shall be reported to the Director within 30 days.
(e) The minutes of each committee meeting shall be available for review by persons authorized by the Director.
(f) The CEO, committee members and any observers shall receive copies of the minutes.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.6

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