2015 Florida Statutes
400.960 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
(1) “Active treatment” means the provision of services by an interdisciplinary team which are necessary to maximize a client’s individual independence or prevent regression or loss of functional status.
(2) “Agency” means the Agency for Health Care Administration.
(3) “Client” means any person determined by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to be eligible for developmental services.
(4) “Developmentally disabled” has the same meaning as “developmental disability” as that term is defined in s. 393.063.
(5) “Direct service provider” means a person 18 years of age or older who has direct contact with individuals who have developmental disabilities and who is unrelated to such individuals.
(6) “Intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled” means a residential facility licensed and certified in accordance with state law, and certified by the Federal Government, pursuant to the Social Security Act, as a provider of Medicaid services to persons who have developmental disabilities.
(7) “Restraint” means a physical device, method, or drug used to control behavior.
(a) A physical restraint is any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached or adjacent to the individual’s body so that he or she cannot easily remove the restraint and which restricts freedom of movement or normal access to the individual’s body.
(b) A drug used as a restraint is a medication used to control the person’s behavior or to restrict his or her freedom of movement. Physically holding a person during a procedure to forcibly administer psychotropic medication is a physical restraint.
(c) Restraint does not include physical devices, such as orthopedically prescribed appliances, surgical dressings and bandages, supportive body bands, or other physical holding necessary for routine physical examinations and tests; for purposes of orthopedic, surgical, or other similar medical treatment; to provide support for the achievement of functional body position or proper balance; or to protect a person from falling out of bed.
(8) “Seclusion” means the physical segregation of a person in any fashion or the involuntary isolation of a person in a room or area from which the person is prevented from leaving. The prevention may be by physical barrier or by a staff member who is acting in a manner, or who is physically situated, so as to prevent the person from leaving the room or area. For purposes of this part, the term does not mean isolation due to a person’s medical condition or symptoms.
History.—s. 9, ch. 99-144; s. 42, ch. 2006-227; s. 12, ch. 2013-162; s. 92, ch. 2014-17.