Restraint and Seclusion

Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion establishes standards and procedures for the use of physical restraint and seclusion. Physical restraint and seclusion may only be used as an emergency intervention when the behavior of a student presents a risk of injury or harm to the student or others. The rule sets forth permitted and prohibited uses of restraint and seclusion, required notification and documentation of incidents of restraint or seclusion, aggregate reporting of incidents to administrators and to the Maine DOE, notification to parents, response to multiple incidents of restraint or seclusion of a student, local and state complaint processes and Maine DOE approval of training programs.


Restraint and Seclusion Reporting 

Annual Reports submitted by Maine covered entities under Chapter 33

Restraint and Seclusion data


Bear Shea
Mental Health / School Counselor Specialist
Integrated Student Supports Team Leader
(207) 441-7404