An Act To Require the Documentation of the Use of Seclusion and Restraint at Mental Health Institutions in the State
Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA c. 1, sub-c. 8 is enacted to read:
REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION OF INCIDENTS OF USE OF SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT
§ 1951. Definitions
As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 1952. Reporting of an incident of restraint or seclusion
§ 1953. Restraint and seclusion debriefing policy
All institutions must develop a policy for a debriefing of a client who was the subject of restraint or seclusion. The policy may not prevent a legally responsible parent, guardian or designated representative from attending the debriefing.
Sec. 2. Partial reporting for January 1, 2016. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 34-B, section 1952, subsection 3, the report from the Commissioner of Health and Human Services due January 1, 2016 may include only one calendar quarter of the data required pursuant to Title 34-B, section 1952, subsection 2 and may be incomplete if necessary.
Sec. 3. Debriefing policy deadline. Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 34-B, section 1953, all institutions in the State shall develop a debriefing policy by May 1, 2016.