Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon » Homepage

Restraint and Seclusion

Restraint and Seclusion Information

The Oregon legislature passed several bills related to restraint and seclusion during the 2023 legislative session, including Senate Bills (SB) 283, 577, 790 and 1024.

  • SB 283 - Establishes the Safe School Culture Grant program to develop a network of instructors who are certified in nonviolent crisis intervention methods to ensure that, for every 50 students in a school district or an education service district (ESD), at least one staff person of the district or ESD is certified.
  • SB 577 - Modifies language in ORS 339.250: Duty to Comply. This modifies when the use of force upon a minor child or student is justifiable and not criminal, further banning corporal punishment in schools and by parents.
  • SB 790 - Modifies definition of “abuse” for purposes of child abuse to include violations around the use of restraint and seclusion on students.
  • SB 1024 - Modifies provisions regarding retention of records of incidents involving the use of restraints or seclusion of children in care and students in public education programs.

As school districts and programs prepare to implement new legislation, we are committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources. Below, you’ll find links to updated information and materials to support the implementation of recently passed legislation pertaining to restraint and seclusion in Oregon public education programs.

Information on the Restraint and Seclusion Incidents and Seclusion Rooms data collections.


Lisa Joy Bateman