Restraint and seclusion bill introduced in House

The Keeping all Students Safe Act (H.R. 1381) was introduced by Representative George Miller (D-CA). This bill would prohibit mechanical or chemical restraint or physical restraints that restrict breathing or aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety. It would allow the use of physical restraint only if a student’s behavior were a threat to self or others. It would prohibit including the use of seclusion or restraint into a student’s individual education plan (IEP). Finally, it would require schools to train staff, set minimum standards and collect data about the use of restraint or seclusion in schools. This bill is very similar to the bill Representative Miller introduced during the last Congress. That bill passed the House but was not considered by the Senate. To read more about the bill, go to

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