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§343.804: Prohibitions

Restraints that employ a technique listed below are prohibited:

(1) restraints used for punishment, discipline, retaliation, harassment, compliance, intimidation, or as a substitute for an appropriate disciplinary seclusion;

(2) restraints that deprive the resident of basic human necessities, including restroom privileges, water, food, and clothing;

(3) restraints that are intended to inflict pain;

(4) restraints that place a resident in a prone or supine position with sustained or excessive pressure on the back, chest, or torso;

(5) restraints that place a resident in a prone or supine position with pressure on the neck or head;

(6) restraints that obstruct the resident's airway, including a procedure that places anything in, on, or over the resident's mouth or nose;

(7) restraints that interfere with the resident's ability to communicate;

(8) restraints that obstruct the view of the resident's face;

(9) any technique that does not require the monitoring of the resident's respiration and other signs of physical distress during the restraint; and

(10) percussive or electrical shocking devices.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §343.804 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095