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§343.802: Requirements

(a) Restraints shall only be used by juvenile supervision and probation officers.

(b) Prior to participating in any restraint, juvenile probation officers and juvenile supervision officers shall be trained in the use of the facility's specific verbal de-escalation policies, procedures, and practices.

(c) Prior to participating in a restraint, juvenile probation officers and juvenile supervision officers shall have received training and demonstrated competency in the Commission-approved restraint used by the facility.

(d) Restraints shall only be used in instances of an imminent threat of self injury, injury to others or serious property damage, or to prevent escapes.

(e) Restraints shall only be used as a last resort.

(f) Only the amount of force and type of restraint necessary to control the situation shall be used.

(g) Restraints shall be implemented in such a way as to protect the health and safety of the resident and others.

(h) Restraints shall be terminated as soon as the resident's behavior indicates that the imminent threat of self injury, injury to others, serious property damage, or the threat of escape has subsided.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §343.802 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095