CHILD CARE ORGANIZATIONS (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1973
722.112c Personal restraint or seclusion; use in child caring institution contracting with community mental health services program or prepaid inpatient health plan; education, training, and knowledge.
(1) If a child caring institution contracts with and receives payment from a community mental health services program or prepaid inpatient health plan for the care, treatment, maintenance, and supervision of a minor child in a child caring institution, the child caring institution may place a minor child in personal restraint or seclusion only as provided in this section and sections 2d and 2e but shall not use mechanical restraint or chemical restraint.
(2) A child caring institution shall require its staff to have ongoing education, training, and demonstrated knowledge of all of the following:
(a) Techniques to identify minor children's behaviors, events, and environmental factors that may trigger emergency safety situations.
(b) The use of nonphysical intervention skills, such as de-escalation, mediation conflict resolution, active listening, and verbal and observational methods to prevent emergency safety situations.
(c) The safe use of personal restraint or seclusion, including the ability to recognize and respond to signs of physical distress in minor children who are in personal restraint or seclusion or who are being placed in personal restraint or seclusion.
(3) A child caring institution's staff shall be trained in the use of personal restraint and seclusion, shall be knowledgeable of the risks inherent in the implementation of personal restraint and seclusion, and shall demonstrate competency regarding personal restraint or seclusion before participating in the implementation of personal restraint or seclusion. A child caring institution's staff shall demonstrate their competencies in these areas on a semiannual basis. The department shall review and determine the acceptability of the child caring institutions' staff education, training, knowledge, and competency requirements required by this subsection and the training and knowledge required of a licensed practitioner in the use of personal restraint and seclusion.
History: Add. 2004, Act 531, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
Am. 2017, Act 257, Eff. Mar. 28, 2018
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of state fire marshal to department of labor and economic growth, bureau of construction codes and fire safety, by type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.For transfer of powers and duties pertaining to children's camp, child care center, day care center, family day care home, and group day care home licensing and regulation from department of human services to department of licensing and regulatory affairs, see E.R.O. No. 2015-1, compiled at MCL 400.227.For transfer of powers and duties relative to the licensing and regulation of child caring institutions, child placing agencies, foster family homes, foster family group homes, and court-operated facilities from department of licensing and regulatory affairs to the department of health and human services, see E.R.O. No. 2018-6, compiled at MCL 722.110.
Popular Name: Act 116
Popular Name: Child Care Licensing Act
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