Or. Admin. R. 419-490-0120 - Therapeutic Boarding Schools: Staff Training

In addition to the requirements in OAR 419-400-0120(4) and (5), a therapeutic boarding school must meet all of the following training requirements with respect to its staff:

(1) Staff of the therapeutic boarding school must be provided with orientation training prior to or within 30 days of hire. The orientation must include training on all of the following:
(a) Discipline and behavior management protocols including de-escalation skills training, crisis prevention skills, positive behavior management, and disciplinary techniques that are non-punitive in nature and are focused on helping children in care build positive personal relationships and self-control.
(b) If restraint and involuntary seclusion are utilized by the therapeutic boarding school, approved techniques and monitoring. The training must be clear that the policy of the therapeutic boarding school is that restraint or involuntary seclusion is used as an intervention of last resort.
(2) Staff of the therapeutic boarding school must receive ongoing training on all of the following:
(a) Procedures for handling environmental emergencies.
(b) Universal precautions (infection control guidelines designed to protect workers from exposure to diseases spread by blood and certain body fluids) and hygiene.
(c) Behavior management.
(3) At all times, at least one of the staff of the therapeutic boarding school working with children in care must have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid sufficient to retain a current certification.


Or. Admin. R. 419-490-0120
CWP 34-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-08; CWP 12-2016(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-16 thru 12-27-16; CWP 22-2016, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-16; CWP 42-2020, minor correction filed 01/14/2020, effective 01/14/2020; CWP 19-2021, temporary amend filed 08/24/2021, effective 09/01/2021 through 02/19/2022; CWP 2-2022, amend filed 01/28/2022, effective 02/01/2022; Renumbered from 413-215-0656 by CWP 26-2022, filed 11/28/2022, effective 12/1/2022; OTIS 73-2023, minor correction filed 06/13/2023, effective 6/13/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, ORS 418.005, ORS 418.327 & ORS 418.240

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 418.327, ORS 409.010, ORS 418.005 & ORS 418.240

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