Or. Admin. R. 416-490-0034 - Physical Intervention

Staff will use the least restrictive Physical Intervention with a YIC to obtain the desired behavior change.

(1) The following types of Physical Intervention are prohibited:
(a) The use of Interventions as coercion, punishment, or retaliation; and
(b) Physical Intervention techniques that are applied to inflict physical pain, undue physical discomfort, or to restrict blood circulation or breathing.
(2) Staff will identify YICs who are having difficulty controlling their negative behaviors and will use verbal de-escalation techniques to prevent escalating the negative behaviors.
(3) Before using Physical Intervention, OYA staff must attempt to gain control of the YIC using verbal de-escalation techniques. Unless there is imminent danger to the staff member, other YICs, or staff, staff will delay the use of Physical Intervention until another staff is able to assist.
(4) When Physical Intervention is used, staff must ensure that:
(a) YICs are examined by a health-trained person as soon as safely practicable, whether or not injury is visible. Staff will immediately provide a written summary and photograph, in color, of any visible injury; and
(b) A report is made by each staff member involved in the Intervention, including staff witnesses.
(5) All incidents of Physical Intervention require an incident review as described in OAR 416-490-0050.


Or. Admin. R. 416-490-0034
OYA 2-2010, f. 2-12-10, cert. ef. 2-19-10; OYA 14-2018, amend filed 07/13/2018, effective 7/16/2018; OYA 9-2023, amend filed 01/10/2023, effective 1/10/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 420A.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 420A.105 & 420A.108

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