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§ 72459. Special Treatment Program Service Unit - Acceptable Forms of Restraints.

22 CA ADC § 72459BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 4. Optional Services (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72459
§ 72459. Special Treatment Program Service Unit - Acceptable Forms of Restraints.
Note: See Executive Order N-55-20 (2019 CA EO 55-20), issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which suspends certain provisions related to the operation of treatment and rehabilitation facilities that could restrict staffing flexibility.
(a) Mechanical or behavior restraints are defined as any apparatus that interferes with the free movement of a patient.
(1) Physical restraint means restraint to control an acutely disturbed person to prevent the person from causing harm to self or others. The tying of hands or feet, whether or not the person is restrained in a bed, chair or wheelchair, shall be considered a physical restraint. A physical restraint shall not be confused with a postural support as defined in Section 72319(k). Only the following types of physical restraint may be used:
(A) Soft tie consisting of cloth which prevents movements of a patient.
(B) Mittens without thumbs which are securely fastened around the wrist with a small tie.
(C) Cloth vests consisting of sleeveless cloth webbing.
(D) Belts and cuffs, which are well padded, used to control a seriously disturbed, assaultive patient.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
HISTORY
1. Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-55-20 (2019 CA EO 55-20), dated April 22, 2020, which suspended certain provisions related to the operation of treatment and rehabilitation facilities that could restrict staffing flexibility, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This database is current through 11/13/20 Register 2020, No. 46
22 CCR § 72459, 22 CA ADC § 72459
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