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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 671. Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities
8/2/2021

8VAC20-671-650. Prohibitions.

The following actions are prohibited:

1. Restraint and seclusion, except when it is necessary to protect the student or others from personal harm, injury, or death and other less restrictive interventions were unsuccessful;

2. Prone "face down" restraints, mechanical restraints, pharmacological restraints, and any other restraint that restricts breathing or harms the child or interferes with the child's ability to communicate;

3. Deprivation of drinking water or food;

4. Limitation on contacts and visits from the student's probation officer, social worker, placing agency representative, or other service provider as appropriate;

5. Any action that is humiliating, degrading, or abusive;

6. Corporal punishment;

7. Deprivation of approved prescription medication or other necessary services;

8. Denial of access to toilet facilities;

9. Application of aversive stimuli;

10. Strip and body cavity searches; and

11. Discipline, restraint, or implementation of behavior management plans by other students.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-321 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 26, 2015.

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