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What is the legality of hospitals using restraints?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Each state has forms

That must be completed by the nurses & doctors at psychiatric inpatient & outpatient units, both public & private, for every incident that requires denial of patient rights or physical/chemical restraints.
These are reviewed by the chief of the state's mental health/developmental services & by the mhds commission to insure that all other methods were tried first & that the action was appropriate.

In brief: Each state has forms

That must be completed by the nurses & doctors at psychiatric inpatient & outpatient units, both public & private, for every incident that requires denial of patient rights or physical/chemical restraints.
These are reviewed by the chief of the state's mental health/developmental services & by the mhds commission to insure that all other methods were tried first & that the action was appropriate.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Or check the Maryland Mental Health/ Developmental Services Agency's website for procedures & policies for restraints & denial of rights
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Safety

It may be authorized in some situations for safety reasons.
Each hospital has very specific instructions regarding use of restraints. You can ask this question on avvo.Com for a legal opinion.

In brief: Safety

It may be authorized in some situations for safety reasons.
Each hospital has very specific instructions regarding use of restraints. You can ask this question on avvo.Com for a legal opinion.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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