State Policy Examples

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Technical Assistance Paper
Guidelines for the Use of Manual
Physical Restraint in Special Education Programs
Issued by the
Florida Department of Education
Division of Public Schools
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services


Technical Assistance Paper: Guidelines for the Use, Documentation, Reporting, and Monitoring of Restraint and Seclusion with Students with Disabilities by the Florida DOE

This document provides guidance regarding the use, documenting, reporting, and
monitoring of restraint and seclusion with students with disabilities in school districts,
including (a) when restraint and/or seclusion might be used, (b) considerations when
selecting a training program for restraint, (c) what should be documented, (d) parent
notification and reporting, and (e) monitoring use. It also contains information about
the recently amended statute, section 1003.573, Florida Statutes, Use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities.

Contact: Anne Bozik, Program Specialist (850)245-0475
Link to more current TAP:

Oklahoma's Policies on Seclusion and Restraint

Guidelines for Minimizing the Use of Physical Restraint for Students with Disabilities in Oklahoma

Guidelines for Minimizing the Use of Seclusion for Students with Disabilities in Oklahoma

Physical Restraint Documentation Form

Seclusion Documentation Form