Chapter 33 Restrain and Seclusion

This rule 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 the department of education, notification of parents, response to multiple incidents of restraint or seclusion of a student, local and state complaint processes and department approval of training programs.

Maine DOE Restraint and Seclusion Website 


JKAAUse of Physical Restraint and Seclusion 


JKAA-RUse of Physical Restraint and Seclusion Procedures