Restraints and Seclusion

The Maine Department of Education adopted a comprehensive revision of rules governing restraint and seclusion of students (Rule Chapter 33) which took effect July 1, 2012. Changes to the rule, effective April 29, 2013, have been made in accordance with the requirements of legislative Resolve 2013, Chapter 8.


Under the rule, a certain number of staff in schools and other covered programs must receive training regarding the use of restraint and seclusion. The training must be obtained from training programs approved by the Maine DOE. 

Rule Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion


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