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MO: Bill Barring Schools from Using Restraint or Seclusion Passes

The Missouri legislature has passed House Bill 432, a bill designed to support vulnerable children through a package of protections.

The bill will require schools to create policy that prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion, including prone restraint for any purpose other than situations or conditions in which there is imminent danger of physical harm to self or others. The bill also requires any incident requiring restraint or seclusion to be monitored by school personnel with written observation. Additionally, it ensures parents and guardians are promptly notified when schools have used the measures on their child, and it mandates annual training for the school personnel who use them. Governor Parsons is expected to sign the bill.

Read full bill here.

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