OAR 291-071-0010
Authority, Purpose and Policy


Authority: The authority for this rule is granted to the Director of the Department of Corrections in accordance with ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties), 423.020 (Department of Corrections), 423.030 (Department not limited by ORS 423.020) & 423.075 (Director).


Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to provide guidance and direction to staff responsible to assess, administer and evaluate the use of therapeutic restraints for medical or mental health treatment.




It is the policy of the Department of Corrections to authorize the use of therapeutic restraints in the uses specified in this rule. In those circumstances where therapeutic restraints are authorized, the type, the amount and manner are further specified within this rule;


The use of therapeutic restraints is authorized by the Director through the verbal or written order of a physician.

Source: Rule 291-071-0010 — Authority, Purpose and Policy, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-071-0010.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 291-071-0010’s source at or​.us