Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 576.024
Use of Physical Restraint


A physical restraint may not be applied to a patient unless a physician prescribes the restraint.


A physical restraint shall be removed as soon as possible.


Each use of a physical restraint and the reason for the use shall be made a part of the patient’s clinical record. The physician who prescribed the restraint shall sign the record.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Source: Section 576.024 — Use of Physical Restraint, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­576.­htm#576.­024 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 576.024’s source at texas​.gov