Month: November 2015

Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Restraint: “Life-threatening physical restraint” means any physical restraint or hold of a person that restricts the flow of air into a person’s lungs, whether by chest compression or any other means. “Physical restraint” means any mechanical or personal restriction that immobilizes or reduces the free movement of a person’s arms, legs or head.

Seclusion: The confinement of a person in a room, whether alone or with staff supervision, in a manner that prevents the person from leaving.

With the passage of Public Act 15-141 (SB 927) the Connecticut General Assembly has made major revisions to the State laws that govern the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

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