2017 ORS 419A.245¹
Use of restraints during transport

During the transportation of a youth, youth offender, young person, ward or child by the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority or an agent of the department or authority:

(1) Instruments of physical restraint, such as handcuffs, chains, irons, straitjackets, cloth restraints, leather restraints, plastic restraints and other similar items, may not be used unless:

(a) The transportation is secure transportation to a detention facility, youth correction facility, secure hospital, secure intensive community inpatient facility or other secure facility; or

(b) Restraints are necessary due to an immediate and serious risk of dangerous or disruptive behavior and there are no less restrictive alternatives that will alleviate the immediate and serious risk of dangerous or disruptive behavior.

(2) Prior to the use of restraints during transportation, a transportation safety plan, including documentation of the need for restraints, must be created. The transportation safety plan must address intervention strategies designed to modify behavior without the use of restraints and recommend the least restrictive effective alternative.

(3) Only staff who have been adequately trained in restraint device usage may use and apply restraints during transportation.

(4) Restraints during transportation may not be used as punishment, for convenience or as a substitute for staff supervision.

(5) This section applies to all circumstances of transportation of a ward or child by the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority or an agent of the department or authority, including but not limited to transportation between placements with child-caring agencies, foster homes, shelter homes, treatment and residential facilities or any other type of placement destination for a ward or child in the custody of the Department of Human Services.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) “Detention facility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 419A.004 (Definitions).

(b) “Youth correction facility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 420.005 (Definitions). [2017 c.257 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419A—Juvenile Code: General Provisions and Definitions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.