H.P. 1083 - L.D. 1478
An Act To Change the Membership of the Review Team for Aversive Behavior Modifications and Safety Devices for Persons with Mental Retardation or Autism
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA §5605, sub-§13, ¶B, as amended by PL 2001, c. 245, §1, is further amended to read:
B. Treatment programs involving the use of noxious or painful stimuli or other aversive or severely intrusive techniques may be used only to correct behavior more harmful to the person with mental retardation or autism than is the treatment program and only:
(1) On the recommendation of a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist; and
(2) With the approval, following a case-by-case review, of
the chief administrative officer of the residential facility; a representative of the person's residence, day program or work site; an advocate of the department; a representative of the Division of Mental Retardation; and a representative of the Consumer Advisory Board.
Sec. 2. 34-B MRSA §5605, sub-§14, ¶D-1, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 245, §3, is amended to read:
D-1. A device whose effect is to reduce or inhibit a person's movement in any way but whose purpose is to maintain or ensure the safety of the person is not considered behavioral treatment. Such a device may be used only in conformity with applicable state and federal rules and regulations, when recommended by a qualified professional after approval of the person's service plan and when use of the device is approved by
the chief administrative officer of the residential care facility; a representative of the person's residence, day program or work site; an advocate of the department; a representative of the Division of Mental Retardation; and a representative of the Consumer Advisory Board.
Effective September 13, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.
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