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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 11TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 343SECURE JUVENILE PRE-ADJUDICATION DETENTION AND POST-ADJUDICATION CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
SUBCHAPTER ERESTRAINTS
RULE §343.804Prohibitions

Restraints that employ a technique listed below are prohibited:

  (1) restraints used for punishment, discipline, retaliation, harassment, compliance, intimidation, or as a substitute for an appropriate disciplinary seclusion;

  (2) restraints that deprive the resident of basic human necessities, including restroom privileges, water, food, and clothing;

  (3) restraints that are intended to inflict pain;

  (4) restraints that place a resident in a prone or supine position with sustained or excessive pressure on the back, chest, or torso;

  (5) restraints that place a resident in a prone or supine position with pressure on the neck or head;

  (6) restraints that obstruct the resident's airway, including a procedure that places anything in, on, or over the resident's mouth or nose;

  (7) restraints that interfere with the resident's ability to communicate;

  (8) restraints that obstruct the view of the resident's face;

  (9) any technique that does not require the monitoring of the resident's respiration and other signs of physical distress during the restraint; and

  (10) percussive or electrical shocking devices.


Source Note: The provisions of this §343.804 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095

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