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Comparison: Federal and Colorado’s Limits on Use of Restraints and Seclusion in Schools

Colorado, December 12, 2009
Comparing the federal “Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (HR 4247)” to Colorado’s "Protection of Persons from Restraint Act" and its subsequent rules limiting and regulating similar practices; the two measures have more in common than differences.

Basically, each approach limits the use of such interventions to instances where the student is at “imminent” risk of harming him/herself, staff or other students, only for as long as absolutely necessary and they must cease their use immediately when it is clear the risk is no longer present.

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