(1) The purpose of the rules under this subchapter is to require the use of positive behavior supports intended to encourage individual growth, improve quality of life, and reduce the use of unnecessary intrusive measures for persons funded through the department. Positive behavior support focuses on what is important to the person as well as what is important for the person when encouraging growth and change. This rule prohibits the use of seclusion or the use of abusive or demeaning procedures, or procedures that cause pain or discomfort except as provided for in the emergency procedures allowed for in ARM 37.34.1420. This subchapter applies to persons receiving services from community-based providers that are funded entirely or in part by the department.


History: 53-6-402, 53-20-204, MCA; IMP, 53-6-402, 53-20-203, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 345, Eff. 4/21/86; TRANS, from SRS, 1998 MAR p. 3124; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2617, Eff. 12/21/12.