Statewide Policy on Use of Restraint and Seclusion

Executive Order 2009-13S, Establishing Restraint Policies Including a Ban on Prone Restraints, was issued by Governor Ted Strickland on August 3, 2009. The Executive Order banned the use of prone restraint and set limits on the use of transitional hold and other types of physical restraint.

In January 2011, Governor Kasich extended Governor Strickland’s original Executive Order, furthering the ban on prone restraint and limitations on other types of physical restraint. All State of Ohio agencies subject to the Executive Order currently have in place restraint policies that meet the requirements of the Executive Order, including the ban on prone restraints, appropriate limits on other types of physical restraint, and procedures to train employees on these policies, track compliance, and improve performance.

Report on use of Restraint and Seclusion in State of Ohio programs

Supporting documentation from Ohio Departments of:
Developmental Disabilities
Mental Health and Addiction Services
Job and Family Services
Veterans Services
Rehabilitation and Correction
Youth Services
Public Safety
Natural Resources