(405 ILCS 5/1-125)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1-125)
"Restraint" means direct restriction through mechanical
means or personal physical force of the limbs, head or body of a recipient.
The partial or total immobilization of a recipient for the purpose
of performing a medical, surgical or dental procedure or as
part of a medically prescribed procedure for the treatment of an existing
physical disorder or the amelioration of a physical disability shall not
constitute restraint, provided that the duration, nature and purposes of
the procedures or immobilization are properly documented in the
recipient's record and, that if the procedures or immobilization are
applied continuously or regularly for a period in excess of 24 hours, and
for every 24 hour period thereafter during which the immobilization may
continue, they are authorized in writing by a physician or dentist; and
provided further, that any such immobilization which extends for more than
30 days be reviewed by a physician or dentist other than the one who
originally authorized the immobilization.
Momentary periods of physical restriction by direct person-to-person
contact, without the aid of material or mechanical devices, accomplished
with limited force, and that are designed to prevent a recipient from
completing an act that would result in potential physical harm to himself
or another shall not constitute restraint, but shall be documented in the
recipient's clinical record.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)