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The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 183 : CARE AND TREATMENT

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7704)
  • § 7704. Mechanical restraints

    Mechanical restraints shall not be applied to a patient unless it is determined by the head of the hospital or his or her designee to be required by the medical needs of the patient or the hospital. Every use of a mechanical restraint and the reasons therefor shall be made a part of the clinical record of the patient under the signature of the head of the hospital or his or her designee. (Added 1967, No. 305 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1968.)