|(a) Safety and maintenance.
(1) Only commercially available mechanical restraint
devices designed specifically for the safe and relatively comfortable
use of restraint may be used. The director must approve any modifications
to a mechanical restraint to accommodate an individual's specific
(2) Staff must inspect a mechanical device before and
after each use to ensure that the device is in good repair and without
tears or protrusions that may cause injury. Staff must have a damaged
mechanical device repaired before it can be used to restrain an individual.
(3) Staff must ensure that a mechanical device is applied
(b) Prohibited devices. The following mechanical devices
may not be used:
(1) metal wrist or ankle cuffs;
(2) rubber bands, ropes, and cords, unless part of
an approved device;
(3) long ties and leashes, including halter leashes;
(4) restraining sheets attached to any stationary object
other than a bed;
(6) papoose or restraint boards;
(7) restraint chairs;
(9) transport jackets;
(10) strait jackets; and
(11) barred enclosures with tops, including crib-style
beds with mesh tops.