You will need this approval if you intend to use restrictive intervention within your disability service. Restrictive intervention (RI) involves the use of bodily restraint (either physically or mechanically) and / or seclusion of a patient in the course of operating the service.
Please note that there are strict requirements about the method of restrictive intervention. Restrictive intervention may only be used after all reasonable and less restrictive options have been tried or considered and have been found to be unsuitable.
Once you are approved, you may only use RI if certain conditions are met. RI must only be used if it has been authorised by:
- an authorised psychiatrist
- the delegate of an authorised psychiatrist
- a registered medical practitioner
- the most senior registered nurse on duty.