Notice and documenting use of physical restraint.

(1) If physical restraint is used, the licensee must within twenty-four hours:
(a) Report the use of physical restraint to the child's parent or guardian and the department as required under WAC 170-296A-2250;
(b) Assess any incident of physical restraint to determine if the decision to use physical restraint and its application were appropriate; and
(c) Document the incident in the child's file, including what happened before, during and after the child was restrained.
(2) The licensee must develop a safety plan with the licensor if required by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 11-23-068, ยง 170-296A-6250, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]
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