Oregon Oregon Department of Education

Rule Rule 581-021-0563
Approval of Restraint and Seclusion Training Programs for School Staff


(1) The Department of Education shall approve training programs in restraint and seclusion that:
(a) Teach evidence-based techniques that are shown to be effective in the prevention and safe use of restraint or seclusion;
(b) Provide evidence-based skills training related to positive behavior support, conflict prevention, de-escalation and crisis response techniques; and
(c) Are consistent with the philosophies, practices and techniques for restraint and seclusion that are established by rule or policy of the Department of Human Services.
(2) A training program seeking approval must submit program materials that meet the expectations of subsection (1) of this rule in writing to the Oregon Department of Education.
(3) Approved training programs remain in effect unless significant changes are made to the program. If significant changes are made, the training program must be re-submitted for approval.
(4) The Oregon Department of Education must remove training programs from the approved list if they no longer meet the requirements specified in subsection (1) of this rule, or if they are found by the Oregon Department of Education to have violated any other laws.
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