2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 25 - Institutions of the State
Chapter 5 - Life Resource Center
Section 25-5-133 - Restraint; Conditions for Use; Strict Administration of Medication; Prohibited Uses.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 25-5-133 (2020)

25-5-133. Restraint; conditions for use; strict administration of medication; prohibited uses.

(a) Isolation or seclusion procedures in which a person is placed alone in a locked room or in an area from which the person is physically prevented from leaving are prohibited. Restraint of a client shall be used only when less restrictive measures are ineffective for the welfare of the client or others and only when necessary to ensure the immediate physical safety of the client or others. Restraint shall be used in a manner which ensures that the dignity and safety of the person restrained are protected and shall be regularly monitored by trained staff. The reason for restrictive measures shall be reported in the client's records and shall be reviewed by the interdisciplinary team and program manager. In addition, the client's individual program plan shall address active treatment or less restrictive measures to manage or eliminate the behaviors for which restraint was used.

(b) Medication shall be administered to a client only pursuant to the order of a medical professional acting within the scope of his license. A record of the medication, the dosage administered, the date and the person administering the medication to each client shall be kept in each client's treatment record. Medication shall not be used as punishment, for the convenience of staff or in quantities that interfere with a client's treatment program.

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