Subchapter L. Minimum Standard Rule Revisions that May Affect Compliance

747.2705 What types of discipline and guidance or punishment are prohibited?

This rule has been amended to further specify certain prohibited discipline by clarifying that:

• a child cannot be placed in a dark room, whether the door is closed or not; and

• a child cannot be required to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time for the child's age, including requiring a child to remain in a restrictive device.

 Dark Room

Primary caregiver, Anna, has repeatedly asked 5 year old Thomas to stop running up the slide. Because Thomas is not listening, Anna makes Thomas stand in a dark closet until he promises to listen to her. The door is left open.

Is Anna complying with the amended minimum standard rule?


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