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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 749MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER KFOSTER CARE SERVICES: DAILY CARE, PROBLEM MANAGEMENT
DIVISION 6DISCIPLINE AND PUNISHMENT
RULE §749.1957What other methods of punishment are prohibited?

In addition to corporal punishment, prohibited discipline techniques include, but are not limited to:

  (1) Any harsh, cruel, unusual, unnecessary, demeaning, or humiliating discipline or punishment;

  (2) Denial of mail or visits with their families as discipline or punishment;

  (3) Threatening with the loss of placement as discipline or punishment;

  (4) Using sarcastic or cruel humor and verbal abuse;

  (5) Maintaining an uncomfortable physical position, such as kneeling, or holding his arms out;

  (6) Pinching, pulling hair, biting, or shaking a child;

  (7) Putting anything in or on a child's mouth, such as soap or tape;

  (8) Humiliating, shaming, ridiculing, rejecting, or yelling at a child;

  (9) Subjecting a child to abusive or profane language;

  (10) Placing a child in a dark room, bathroom, or closet;

  (11) Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time for the child's age;

  (12) Confining a child to a highchair, box, or other similar furniture or equipment as discipline or punishment;

  (13) Denying basic child rights as a form of discipline or punishment;

  (14) Withholding food that meets the child's nutritional requirements; and

  (15) Using or threatening to use emergency behavior intervention as discipline or punishment.


Source Note: The provisions of this §749.1957 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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