Maine Revised Statutes

§1581. Definitions

As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW).]

1. Corrections officer.  "Corrections officer" means a person who is responsible for the custody or direct supervision of a person confined in a jail, prison or state correctional facility pursuant to an order of a court or as a result of an arrest and who possesses a current and valid certificate issued by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy pursuant to Title 25, section 2803-A.
[ 2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Labor.  "Labor" means the period of time before a birth during which contractions are of sufficient frequency, intensity and duration to bring about effacement and progressive dilation of the cervix.
[ 2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Postpartum recovery.  "Postpartum recovery" means, as determined by a woman's physician, the period immediately following delivery, including the entire period the woman is in the hospital or infirmary after giving birth.
[ 2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Restraints.  "Restraints" means any physical restraint or mechanical device used to control the movement of a prisoner's or juvenile's body or limbs, including, but not limited to, disposable or soft restraints, handcuffs, a security restraint system that combines handcuffs with a rigid component, leg irons, belly chains, a security or tether chain and a convex shield.
[ 2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2015, c. 315, §2 (NEW).