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Development and implementation of behavioral support strategies

This rule sets forth requirements for development and implementation of behavioral support strategies including both positive measures and restrictive measures for the purpose of ensuring:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities are supported in a caring and responsive manner that promotes dignity, respect, and trust and with recognition that they are equal citizens with the same rights and personal freedoms granted to Ohioans without developmental disabilities;
  • An individual's services and supports are based on an understanding of the individual and the reasons for the individual's actions;
  • Effort is directed at creating opportunities for individuals to exercise choice in matters affecting their everyday lives and supporting individuals to make choices that yield positive outcomes; and
  • Restrictive measures are used only when necessary to keep people safe and always in conjunction with positive measures.