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Prevention of the Use of Seclusion, Physical Restraint and Isolation Time-Out and Protective Devices Used for Behavioral Control Training

Effective immediately: Elimination of Prone or Face Down Techniques

Agencies providing services as part of the North Carolina publicly funded mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services system may use training programs of their choice, according to the rules (effective 4/1/03), as long as they are approved by the Division.

Lists of approved training are online:

Rules Pertaining to Preventing the Use of Seclusion and Restraints

Note: Effective September 1, 2011, the Division placed a moratorium on the submission of new curriculums while the current crisis intervention program is updated. See Communication Bulletin #119.


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