89.1053(g)

19 Texas Administrative Code § 89.1053. Procedures for Use of Restraint and Time-Out.   

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(g)  Use of time-out. A school employee, volunteer, or independent contractor may use time-out in accordance with subsection (b)(3) of this section with the following limitations. 
(1)  Physical force or threat of physical force must not be used to place a student in time-out. 
(2)  Time-out may only be used in conjunction with an array of positive behavior intervention strategies and techniques and must be included in the student's IEP and/or BIP if it is utilized on a recurrent basis to increase or decrease a targeted behavior. 
(3)  Use of time-out must not be implemented in a fashion that precludes the ability of the student to be involved in and progress in the general curriculum and advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals specified in the student's IEP. 
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Last Amended:  January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10446
Entered: Jan. 12, 2015