RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


DPW Issues RTF Bulletin on Restraint and Seclusion
July 26, 2001

The Office of Medical Assistance Programs has issued the bulletin on Seclusion and Restraint Bulletin #53-01-01 issued July 23, 2001 and effective July 20, 2001. The bulletin was developed in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly know as HCFA) interim final rule on the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Providing Inpatient Psychiatric Services to Individuals Under Age 21. Providers should receive the document in the mail in the next day or two or may access the document on the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) web site at:

Once at the OMAP web site, enter the section titled "Provider Information", select "Medical Assistance Bulletins" from the list, and then search for the new Bulletin by the assigned number (53-01-01).

For more information contact Lisa Lowrie at the Association.

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