Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Use of restraints in health facilities. Provides that if a patient has had at least one injury as a result of the patient's diagnosed Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or a related disorder and if the injury would have been prevented if the patient had been restrained, a health facility may use mechanical restraints on the patient. Sets certain conditions that must be met. Requires development and review of a plan or guidelines for use of restraints. Use of restraints in health facilities. Provides that if a patient has had at least one injury as a result of the patient's diagnosed Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or a related disorder and if the injury would have been prevented if the patient had been restrained, a health facility may use mechanical restraints on the patient. Sets certain conditions that must be met. Requires development and review of a plan or guidelines for use of restraints.