Restraints and Seclusion

The Maine Department of Education has adopted a comprehensive revision of rules governing restraint and seclusion of students (Rule Chapter 33). The revised rules take effect July 1, 2012.



Under the rule, a certain number of staff in schools and other covered programs must receive training regarding the use of restraint and seclusion. The training must be obtained from training programs approved by the Department of Education. 


Rule Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion


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