restraint and seclusion

CPI has been named as an approved training provider in the state of Oregon, just as the effective date for Oregon HB 2939 is about to take effect on July 1, 2012.

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The Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex in WI has undergone changes including adding special, separate units for vulnerable and/or violent residents in an effort to de-escalate these individuals from stages of agitation, according to a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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CPI continues to monitor national legislation regarding restraint and seclusion. Here is a summary of the most recent activity.

Wyoming passed Chapter 42: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools, effective December 1, 2011. It requires public school staff training to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion; development of incident review and debriefing strategies; and documentation of each restraint or seclusion incident.

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A new report from Equip for Equality, “National Review of Restraint Related Deaths of Children and Adults with Disabilities: The Lethal Consequences of Restraint,” examines over 60 restraint-related deaths in the US from 1999-2005.

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Read Tony Jace’s latest entry in the CPI Executive Blog, “Report Reveals One in Four Inpatients Are Restrained in Ontario Care Facilities,” about a report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which reveals startling facts about the use of restraint in Ontario health care facilities.

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The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas, Austin is funding an initiative in the state to help residential treatment centers adopt safer methods to manage the behavior of youth in their care.

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Read Tony Jace’s latest entry in the CPI Executive Blog, “SAMHSA’s Business Case to Reduce the Use of Restraint and Seclusion,” about a SAMHSA report on the cost savings associated with restraint and seclusion reduction.

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