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WAC 388-101D-0440

Physical interventions.

(1) The service provider must use the least restrictive intervention needed to protect each client, others, and property.
(2) The service provider may only use physical interventions with a client when positive or less restrictive techniques have been tried and determined to be insufficient to:
(a) Protect the client;
(b) Protect others; or
(c) Prevent property damage.
(3) The service provider must:
(a) Terminate the intervention for the client as soon as the need for protection is over; and
(b) Only use restrictive physical interventions for the client as part of a positive behavior support plan except:
(i) In an emergency when a client's behavior presents an immediate risk to the health and safety of the client or others, or a threat to property; or
(ii) When an unknown, unpredicted response from a client jeopardizes the client's or others safety.
[WSR 16-14-058, recodified as § 388-101D-0440, filed 6/30/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 08-02-022, § 388-101-3920, filed 12/21/07, effective 2/1/08.]
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