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Restraints Resource Center

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Restraint Reduction and Behavior Management Resource Center.  This Restraint Reduction and Behavior Management Resource Center is directed towards the issues of reducing the use of restraints in health care facilities providing care for patients and residents while managing behaviors.  This page provides information, tools, and resources physical and chemical restraints and their appropriate use and reduction.  The page also provides information about state quality improvement initiatives related to restraint reduction and healthcare.

Contacts

Assistant Commissioner and Special Counsel
Matthew Foster
Consumer Services and Health Care Regulation Commission
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
mfoster@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7289
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Director of Long Term Care
Brenda Buroker
bburoker@isdh.in.gov
(317) 234-7340
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Organizations

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
ISDH - Indiana State Department of Health

Regulations

410 IAC 16.2-3.1-38 Activities of daily living 

42 CFR §483.13 Resident behavior and facility practices

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