OAR 309-112-0005

As used in these rules:


“Chief Medical Officer” means the physician designated by the superintendent of each state institution pursuant to ORS 179.360 (Powers and duties of superintendents)(1)(f) who is responsible for the administration of medical treatment at each state institution, or his or her designee.


“Division” means the Division of State Hospitals of the Oregon Health Authority.


“Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)” means a group of professional and direct care staff which has primary responsibility for the development of a plan for the care and treatment of an individual patient.


“Isolation” means the involuntary placement of a patient, who is suspected of or is diagnosed with a serious, highly infectious disease, alone in a locked room or area when it is medically necessary to prevent the spread of that infectious disease to other patients or staff.


“Patient” means a person who is receiving care and treatment in a state institution for the mentally ill.


“Restraint” means one or more of the following procedures:


“Personal Restraint” means a procedure in which a patient or resident is placed in a prone or supine position or held in a chair by another person in order to restrict the physical movement of the patient or resident;


“Physical Restraint” means a device which restricts the physical movement of a patient and which cannot be removed by the person and is not a normal article of clothing, a therapy device, or a simple safety device; or


“Seclusion” means the involuntary placement of a patient alone in a locked room or area in order to manage the patient’s violent or self-destructive behavior (PK1) see note below .


“Restraint” does not include “isolation”.


“Restraint Review Committee” means the committee appointed by the superintendent of each state institution as provided in OAR 309-112-0030 (Restraint Review Committee).


“Security Area” means a cottage or unit in which a program is conducted for dangerous patients, including those judged guilty except for insanity, those court ordered into a secure program prior to trial, and those court committed patients not manageable in less secure programs.


“Security Transportation” means using physical restraint while a patient is being transported outside a security area.


“State Institution” means Oregon State Hospital in Salem and Junction City.


“Superintendent” means the executive head of the state institution as listed in section (11) of this rule, or his or her designee.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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