There are certain practices that are
manifestly inappropriate by reason of their offensive nature or their potential
negative physical consequences, or their illegality. The purpose of this
section is to prohibit the use of certain practices with students eligible for
special education services as follows:
Electric current. No student may be stimulated by contact with electric current
including, but not limited to, tasers.
(b) Food services. A student who is willing
to consume subsistence food or liquid when the food or liquid is customarily
served must not be denied or subjected to an unreasonable delay in the
provision of the food or liquid.
Force and restraint in general. A district must not use force or restraint that
is either unreasonable under the circumstances or deemed to be an unreasonable
form of corporal punishment as a matter of state law. See
, which prohibits the following uses
of force or restraint including:
Throwing, kicking, burning, or cutting a student.
(B) Striking a student with a closed
(C) Shaking a student under
(D) Interfering with a
Threatening a student with a deadly weapon.
(F) Doing any other act that is likely to
cause bodily harm to a student greater than transient pain or minor temporary
statutory listing of worst case uses of force or restraint described in this
subsection may not be read as implying that all unlisted uses (e.g., shaking a
four year old) are permissible. Whether or not an unlisted use of force or
restraint is permissible depends upon such considerations as the balance of
these rules, and whether the use is reasonable under the
Hygiene care. A student must not be denied or subjected to an unreasonable
delay in the provision of common hygiene care.
Isolation. A student must not be excluded
from his or her regular instructional or service area and isolated within a
room or any other form of enclosure, except under the conditions set forth in
(f) Medication. A student must not be denied
or subjected to an unreasonable delay in the provision of medication.
(g) Noise. A student must not be forced to
listen to noise or sound that the student finds painful.
(h) Noxious sprays. A student must not be
forced to smell or be sprayed in the face with a noxious or potentially harmful
A student must not be physically restrained or immobilized by binding or
otherwise attaching the student's limbs together or by binding or otherwise
attaching any part of the student's body to an object or against a wall or the
floor, except under the conditions set forth in WAC
(j) Prone, supine, and wall restraints. A
student must not be subjected to the use of prone (lying face-down) and supine
(lying face-up) restraint, wall restraint, or any restraint that interferes
with the student's breathing.
Taste treatment. A student must not be forced to taste or ingest a substance
which is not commonly consumed or which is not commonly consumed in its
existing form or concentration.
Water treatment. A student's head must not be partially or wholly submerged in
water or any other liquid.