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Isolation and restraintConditions.

Any use of isolation, restraint, and/or restraint device shall be used only when a student's behavior poses an imminent likelihood of serious harm. The limited use of isolation, restraint, or restraint device not prohibited in WAC 392-172A-02076 is conditioned upon compliance with the following procedural and substantive safeguards:
(1) Isolation. The use of isolation as defined by RCW 28A.600.485 is subject to each of the following conditions:
(a) The isolation must be discontinued as soon as the likelihood of serious harm has dissipated.
(b) The isolation enclosure shall be ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled from inside or outside for purposes of human occupancy.
(c) The isolation enclosure shall permit continuous visual monitoring of the student from outside the enclosure.
(d) An adult responsible for supervising the student shall remain in visual or auditory range of the student at all times.
(e) Either the student shall be capable of releasing himself or herself from the enclosure, or the student shall continuously remain within view of an adult responsible for supervising the student.
(f) Any staff member or other adults using isolation must be trained and certified by a qualified provider in the use of isolation, or otherwise available in the case of an emergency when trained personnel are not immediately available due to the unforeseeable nature of the emergency.
(2) Restraint. The use of restraint as defined by RCW 28A.600.485 is subject to each of the following conditions:
(a) The restraint must be discontinued as soon as the likelihood of serious harm has dissipated.
(b) The restraint shall not interfere with the student's breathing.
(c) Any staff member or other adults using a restraint must be trained and certified by a qualified provider in the use of such restraints, or otherwise available in the case of an emergency when trained personnel are not immediately available due to the unforeseeable nature of the emergency.
(3) Restraint device. The use of a restraint device as defined by RCW 28A.600.485 is subject to each of the following conditions:
(a) The restraint device must be discontinued as soon as the likelihood of serious harm has dissipated.
(b) The restraint device shall not interfere with the student's breathing.
(c) Either the student shall be capable of releasing himself or herself from the restraint device or the student shall continuously remain within view of an adult responsible for supervising the student.
(d) Any staff member or other adults using a restraint device must be trained and certified by a qualified provider in the use of such restraint devices, or otherwise available in the case of an emergency when trained personnel are not immediately available due to the unforeseeable nature of the emergency.
(4) School districts must follow the documentation and reporting requirements for any use of isolation, restraint, or restraint device consistent with RCW 28A.600.485.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090, 42 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. and 34 C.F.R. Part 300. WSR 16-02-034, § 392-172A-02110, filed 12/29/15, effective 1/29/16.]
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