|(a) The individual's right to retain personal possessions
and personal articles of clothing may be suspended during mechanical
restraint or seclusion when necessary to ensure the safety of the
individual or others as described in Chapter 404, Subchapter E of
this title (relating to Rights of Persons Receiving Mental Health
(b) An inventory of any personal possessions or personal
articles of clothing temporarily taken from the individual shall be
listed in the individual's medical record. The inventory shall be
witnessed by two staff members who shall sign or authenticate this
list in individual's medical record. If personal articles of clothing
are taken from the individual, appropriate other clothing shall be
(c) The items shall be kept in a locked place.
(d) Upon release of the individual from a restraint,
seclusion, or combination of the two, the individual, if willing,
and two staff members shall be asked to sign documentation in the
individual's medical record indicating the status of items returned
and the date and time the items were returned.
(e) If the individual is unwilling or unable to sign
the documentation, a staff member shall document the refusal in the
individual's medical record and list the items that were returned
to the individual, the time they were returned, and the staff member
who returned the items.