You will require this approval if you intend to use restrictive intervention within your disability service. Restrictive intervention (RI) includes the bodily restraint and / or seclusion of a patient (either physically or mechanically) in the course of operating the service.
Please note that there are strict requirements about the method of restrictive intervention.
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.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.