Prevention of the Use of Restraints & Seclusion Training

North Carolina Interventions to be Released to the Public Domain July 1, 2017

Listening Sessions

Date Location Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2017                    North Asheville Library                   1030 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Pitt County Agriculture Center 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Creedmoor Baptist Church 6001 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Mecklenburg County Health Department               249 Billingsley Road 5-7 p.m.


Restrictive interventions include seclusion, physical restraint, isolation time-out and protective devices used for behavioral control. These interventions are to be used safely and only as a last resort. Only staff who have been trained in prevention strategies and demonstrated competence to use these procedures may use them.

Annual Renewal of NCI Instructor Trainer Certifications
5/19/17 Extension of NCI Instructor Trainer Certifications

1/15/13 Use of prone or face down positions no longer allowed. Learn more

9/1/11 A moratorium was imposed for:

  • Submitting new curricula for endorsement.
  • Training new NC Interventions (NCI) trainers or new NCI instructor-trainers. Learn more

4/1/03 Agencies providing services as part of the North Carolina publicly funded mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services system may use training programs of their choice, according to the rules (effective 4/1/03), as long as they are approved by the Division.

A list of curricula approved for the use of De-Escalation Strategies and Restrictive Interventions is accessible via the link below.  Please note that approval of a curriculum does not reflect an endorsement of the same.  Each user is expected to comply with all applicable rules and statutes governing the services and settings for which the curriculum will be used.:

To submit an alternative curriculum, please complete this application.

4/1/03 State Administrative Rules

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