Use and Abuse of Physical and Chemical Restraints

DRW deplores the use and abuse of physical and chemical restraints and is tired of watching people being maimed, injured, abused, and die because of these restraints. DRW shall take responsible action, including, but not limited to, putting a stop to the misuse and abuse of chemical or physical restraints in all state facilities and community programs.


Prepared by: DRW Board of Directors at the initiative of and in cooperation with the DRW Disability Advisory Council.


This statement was adopted by the DRW Board of Directors on February 2, 1994.