(a)  In determining appropriate discipline, each program shall consider the child's age, intelligence, emotional makeup, and past experience.

(b)  Each program shall develop and adhere to a written policy regarding behavior management and discipline which includes the following requirements:

(1)           Physical or corporal punishment shall not be permitted;

(2)           Physical or mechanical restraint shall be used only when necessary to protect a child from physical injury to self or others or when transporting a juvenile who is being held under a secure custody order;

(3)           No juvenile shall be place in a locked room or other place, except for juveniles being held under a secure custody order; and

(4)           Meals or nourishment shall not be denied.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-516(b)(4); 143B-516(b)(5); 143B-516(b)(9);

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 15, 2002;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Transferred from 28 NCAC 03A .0303 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.