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Home > Rules & Legislation > Proposed Rule Changes > Chapter 33 > CBR Team Meetings > July 19, 2011 Handouts - Physical Escort

CH 33 Physical Escort

Definitions of Physical Escort

Group 1 defined physical escort as follows:

Physical escort is a form of physical restraint.  Physical escort is an emergency intervention that uses physical force to move a student involuntarily.  It should be used when physical restraint on site is not possible. 

Group 2 decided to demonstrate how the issue of physical escort could properly be addressed in a definition of physical restraint:

Physical restraint is an emergency intervention that substantially restricts a student’s freedom of movement, physical activity, or normal access to his or her body, including for the purpose of moving a student. 

There was considerable discussion regarding whether this is a training issue or a definitional issue.  It was generally agreed that the issue could be addressed in the “Permitted Uses” section, and that if this didn’t resolve the issue, the group could then return to the definition.