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RTF Seclusion & Restraint Draft Bulletin Needs Immediate Comment
Comments due to PCPA by close of business, June 19

The Office of Medical Assistance Programs has issued a draft bulletin on the Seclusion and Restraint in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities.

Some highlights of the draft:

  • Relates to JCAHO facilities only
  • Refers to Chapter 3800
  • Requires provider attestation of compliance mailed no later than July 20, 2001
  • Provides reporting requirements

In addition, the Office of Medical Assistance Programs has defined a list of all those professions allowed to order a manual restraint and those permitted to administer.

PCPA Members can access the draft bulletin in the Members Only Section of the web site. It is listed on the page titled "Children's Resources". Please review this draft and provide your comments to Lisa Lowrie no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Thank you for your immediate attention to this draft bulletin.

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