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

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(h)  Training on use of time-out. Training for school employees, volunteers, or independent contractors must be provided according to the following requirements. 
(1)  General or special education personnel who implement time-out based on requirements established in a student's IEP and/or BIP must be trained in the use of time-out. 
(2)  Newly-identified personnel called upon to implement time-out based on requirements established in a student's IEP and/or BIP must receive training in the use of time-out within 30 school days of being assigned the responsibility for implementing time-out. 
(3)  Training on the use of time-out must be provided as part of a program which addresses a full continuum of positive behavioral intervention strategies, and must address the impact of time-out on 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. 
(4)  All trained personnel must receive instruction in current professionally accepted practices and standards regarding behavior management and the use of time-out. 
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Last Amended:  January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10446
Entered: Jan. 12, 2015