“Prone restraint” means placing a student in a face down position.
Effective August 1, 2015, school districts are prohibited from using prone restraint as an emergency restraint for students with disabilities (Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.0942). Based upon that prohibition, school district staff are not authorized to use prone restraint as an emergency restraint for students with disabilities under the reasonable force statute (Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.582).
2019-20 Physical Holding Annual Summary Form - 5/18/20
All districts are required to submit the form above, even if no physical holds were used during the school year. Complete and submit the form electronically on the Special Education Document Upload webpage. Do not submit a scanned copy.
Physical Holding Model Form - 12/2/13
Each time physical holding is used, the staff person who implements or oversees the physical holding must document its use.